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Vail Daily letter: Ode to the gaper

Mike Geisler
Vail, CO, Colorado

You think you’re cool skiing in Vail

But you’re not

Where you come from there’s no snow

It’s too hot

On the slopes

Going so fast

Fastest person on the mountain

Until ski school ski’s past

A lack of concentration

Causes you to flail

You lose a ski then a pole

It’s a total yard sale

A hat over here, goggles over there

You have stuff all over the place

But you can’t see a thing

There’s too much snow in your face

I feel bad

Your skiing ability was sad

I see if you are OK

You have nothing to say

You haven’t moved from your bomb hole

I whip out my phone to call ski patrol

I help gather your things

Ski patrol straps you to the sled

Somebody is thinking

They would be better off dead

When they get you to the bottom

I stop and say

That was your fastest

Run of the day

Reading the headlines

In the next day’s paper

Local Shredder Saves The Life

Of A Total Gaper

Mike Geisler


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