john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

Maybe a Lemon Tree in My Backyard?

It snowed today in Baghdad.

First time in a hundred years.

Well, I'm a bit worried.  I was counting on global warming to improve the local climate here in Chicago.  I figured we'd have palm trees lining State St. and orange groves in Grant Park. 

Retirees would no longer move away to "somewhere warm."
Flamingos would arrive in a vast swarm.
Hurricanes, not blizzards, would be our chief form of storm.

Finally forever free of snow!
But, no.

In a news flash
My hopes were dashed.

  • Drizzly AM

    Wet asphalt under cloudy skies Reflecting the glowing yellow-white eyes Of cars responsibly creeping To work when they’d rather be sleeping.

  • Homophonic

    A scene is something that's seen. So, based upon what they mean, I thought they were related - But they're not, and I'm feeling deflated!

  • Stargazing

    Jupiter’s line of moons, Saturn’s shining ring, Luna’s dusty craters - These are spectacular things, All brought here tonight To my own wondering…

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