“Spring Thaw in Minnesota” by Robert O. Adair


The foot deep snow which

covered the ground,

the twenty foot high mounds

at the corners

of the parking lots,

how I remember

that fun time!

Bright, sunny days

with snow forts and snowmen

crumbling into ruin,

slushy slush slush underfoot,

rushing rivulets

of thawing water

pouring down the the twin

foot deep tracks of the alleys,

flowing into the flooded street.

What fun to make a snow dam

over a foot high,

then break it up

to see it cascade on down!

Wearing tall galoshes

to wade through the

dirty brown slushy slush slush!