A green screened weather gal,
curves sharply defined,
stands before a colorful map
silhouetting her money makers.
Then, a honking horn obtrudes
and a cartoon school bus drives
into the frame as she proclaims
the next morning to be a rainy one.
(Ringo may have been wrong, then.
Tomorrow’s bus stop weather has
been announced with certainty.)
Segment over, now to local sports
and brief updates as to what high
school teams will be bashing into each other
the following afternoon and evening.
Also, a video of new uniforms to be
worn by the Fairfield Muck Hounds, a
short season minor league squad inhabiting
an outdated local stadium.
(So how many Muck Hounds did it take to
lob the old horse hide through a stained glass
window of the church abutting the ball field?)
The news, however, continues
after a message concering the planned
availability of wood fired pizza on High Street.
No injuries were reported Saturday
when a storm collapsed a wedding canopy
in use on the grounds of the Hilton Inn.
Fortunately, the accident occurred prior to
the dancing part of the reception.
(Having excused himself prior to the incident,
Father Flynn had been pondering a plywood cover
at the former site of St. Sebastian’s pain.)