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14,000 Things to be Happy About (#21)

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Ted Reynolds
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THE GROAN OF ICE ON A LAKE WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
         HAS FLIRTED WITH ZERO ALL WEEK

Well, that was the topic was faced with.  I sat down vaguely intending to come up with a poem pointing out how UNhappy that sound would make me if I were skating in the middle of that lake at the time, but I seem to have come up with something quite different.  (I NEVER know how these "Happies" are going to turn out . . .)  Well, anyway . . .

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THE GROAN OF ICE ON A LAKE WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
         HAS FLIRTED WITH ZERO ALL WEEK

The new girl in the office has got me dizzy.
As Senior Executive I mustn't fraternize,
And I try to keep a cool profile at all times,
But somehow she's got me coming and going.

Sometimes she *breathes* at me in such a way
That I feel my insides sort of thawing
(That's the only way I can describe it)
And it's all I can do not to come unglued.

But then if I say anything at all social,
She gives me *such* a freezing look
I just tighten up and go all stiff
And feel as chilly as a glacier myself.

She's been flirting with my feelings this way all week,
     And, damn it, she's only a temp!


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