Oh Boy Is It Snowing

Snowflakes all over me!
(I think they love me.) I heard
they’d be Up North this week-
end and here they are,
making a surprise
party in my very own

All these slaphappy snow
flakes, tumbling over
each other (and me),
throwing themselves
to the ground as if
this is all too

An old bum wearing a crown
of snow—I open my arms, bless
the crowd—thank you thank you
so very much—I say I wish I could
thank each and every one of you,

—Jim Hazard, Whitefish Bay