by Jim Farfaglia
Back then, you found out from the radio –
the DJ reading school after school,
your ear leaning into his voice,
listening to that long list.
And even after your school is called,
you keep the radio on,
just to hear your good luck
over and over again,
each time an excitement building –
unheard of on regular school days –
but today turning your bed into a trampoline,
which your Mom quickly put a stop to.
So you slip back under the covers,
smile your best Saturday smile,
and try real hard to catch a few more winks,
which never works –
who could waste a single minute
of the long and fun snow day ahead?