Overheard on Groundhog Day:
Squirrel: I don’t care if you saw your shadow. Six more weeks of Winter is still an early Spring. Six more weeks of winter would bring us to March 16. That’s 4 days before the vernal equinox on March 20. In NYC, it’s going to be at 12:15pm. Lunchtime.
Groundhog: Hey, it’s always lunchtime. And yes, I know it’s the same thing whether I say I see my shadow or not. But I get my 15 minutes of fame, and sometimes a party. Nice way to cheer up on a cold day. Don’t be blue, it’s Feb two. That’s my motto.
Squirrel: Dude, you’re a publicity hog.
Groundhog: No argument, squirrel-friend.
© 2018 Anna Mosby Coleman
Send a love poem
Call me by my secret name
Gather the hyacinth
In a sweet purple crush
When a spring day ends.
@2016 Anna Mosby Coleman