The forecast called for three inches of snow,
and the weatherman said not to doubt it.
Excitement mounted as the big snow approached.
We'd gone weeks into winter without it.
The buses would slide in their morning commute;
their tires would fail to get traction.
Some called off school before one snowflake fell;
Yes, most neighboring districts took action.
Our district did not - no, they waited for proof;
so we soldiered on through the flurries.
A half day perhaps? We just dared to hope;
but the hope only fizzled to worries.
By noon it was clear that the forecast was faulty.
The closed schools had jumped to conclusions.
Anyone hoping for sledding and cocoa
clearly suffered from snow day delusions.
We worked at our desks, feeling grumpy at best.
Our dreams of snowmen were fading.
At least we wouldn't have to make up the day;
so we trudged through assignments and grading.
Like Christmas morning without any gifts,
or the 4th of July with no fireworks show,
a bunny free Easter, a starless night sky...
it was a snow day without any snow!
Snow days are gifts for all to enjoy
and pity the person who doesn't;
but for those at home waiting or those of us working,
today was a miserable snow day that wasn't.