Don’t forget to wear green. That’s the main tradition for most. For others, the day brings layers of meaning and memories. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
is it the luck of the irish?
a lovestruck side kiss
a green tipsy adventure
a luxurious side quest
even the day feels lush
the 17th day of March
wedged between winter’s aftershocks
and the spring equinox
we parade, we celebrate
we raise a pint, we take a break
honor tradition with insistence
crassly crafting halfway limericks
reminisce on the great day we made
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