I live in one of those subdivisions that holds special events throughout the year, like tree lightings around the holidays and ladybug releases around the time the local ladybug population gets to feeling a little too pent up. They also have an annual Popsicle Parade around the 4th of July. I’m in a suburb of Dallas, a city second only to Phoenix when it comes to heating up, so the idea of a bunch of kids with popsicles on a closed street in July is the kind of sticky event that would surely keep me indoors and away from my windows. But I did, nonetheless, consider stopping by the venue later to gather up the leftover popsicle sticks. Because, yes, it’s that time of year again.
Today is Take Your Poet to Work Day, one of the happiest days of the year, when we can face demanding customers, teeming workloads, malfunctioning computers and water cooler gossips with our favorite poets in tow. Or in pocket. Or in happy little fist. It’s the one day out of the year that a person simply cannot have enough popsicle sticks.
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