It occurs to me that many of you may not know this because you don’t live in the Twin Cities or are not Facebook Friends of the Mayor of Minneapolis, but the guy is very funny and creative and produces a lot of poetry, especially this time of year.

In Minneapolis, there is an arcane system of plowing snow that I will not even attempt to explain. (I come from New York and Boston where the system for removing snow from the city streets makes perfect sense.) The point is, if you mess up they tow your car to a sort of automotive dungeon and it costs a lot of money to get it back.

So, when the snow flakes start flying RT starts rhyming, as a public service. Like this:

RT_Rybak_Mayor_DancingOn snow emergency routes:
Here’s your motto
By nine o’clock tonight
Please move your auto

Here in Fun City
Rock out, wine and dine
But from snow emergency routes
Move your car by nine

You ain’t so groovy
You ain’t no playa
If you can’t move your car
Without a poem from da Maya

The mayor will be replaced in January, but we are hoping he will stay on as Poet Laureate of the City of Lakes.

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