Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day, concluding National Poetry Month by encouraging you to carry a poem around today, enjoy the confidence of being able to whip it out whenever life's randomness calls for a poem on hand. Either print one from the many, many (even Chicago-based) sources on the Web, or make up your own ...
Haiku in unseasonal scarf
cold and warm and cold and cruel —
Eliot was right.
"Ode to fluey swine"
I think that I have never seen
hysteria like this has been.
You'd think that all those pigs and me
were six degrees from Kevin B.
But I'll show my face, I will not mask it
lest I be one more case of basket.
Into the world! — haste I'm makin'
to do my part by eatin' bacon.