Sharing o’ the Green

My kids and I are in Colorado for Spring Break.

And, as Murphy’s Law would have it, we’ve all come down with some fabulous and phlegmy illness.

My youngest missed our second day of skiing yesterday, and today she and her older sister sound like refugees from a TB ward.

We’re still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, although we’re bummed that we can’t partake of the festivities like healthy folks.

You might say we’re green with envy…

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Sharing o’ the Green

On St. Patty’s, avoiding that pinch
Requires wearing some green (like the Grinch) —
But if off on Spring Break
Green clothes you didn’t take,
There’s not much you can do that’s a cinch.

And this Spring Break the colds that we caught
Make apparent the green that we’ve got
Isn’t emerald flair,
Much less something you wear;
It ain’t quite what you’d think — no, it’s snot.

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©2012 Carlotta Eike O’Stankiewicz