the best way to get through Winter
is on a toboggan
careen over the speed bumps
face or foot first
makes no difference, hurtle
past obstacles,
slide past those stuck in slush,
shoveling muck—
remember to wave as you
pass them by—
make time to grab an icicle,
Winter’s popsicle,
invite friends or strangers to hop
on board
that is all it is—a board with a horn
that blows “Surfs Up!”
to those who groan when it snows

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