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So much to hope, so much to fear;
in short a pretty normal year.
For now, the slopes have lots of snow,
in spring the smolts should have some flow,
and there'll be water for the crops
like apples, peppermint and hops
and grapes for Riesling and Syrah
near Prosser and near Yakima.
The Murray Morgan bridge will see
its hundredth anniversary,
a fine excuse to take a look
or read a Murray Morgan book.
Go visit MOHAI in new digs
eat mozzarella with fresh figs.
At SAM see Rembrandt and Van Dyck,
at Mount Rainier, go take a hike
(although the drifts are apt to loom
til August when the meadows bloom).
And now, before the leaves turn green,
let's raise a glass to aught-thirteen.
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