Such a precarious back and forth

when the temperature hovers

around the freezing mark.

A violence waiting

just offstage, preparing

to force the snapping

of branches, lives even,

not much different than the sloppy

carnage that closes out Hamlet.

8 thoughts on “Iced

  1. It is interesting re: the other bloggers’ comments. The impact of ice. Living in a climate more damp than ice, we get frost as the cold impact experience only. Your imagery gives a great insight to ice impact. Strangely, on first Reader view, the image reminded me of the vascular/capillaries diagrams in the anatomy books I had to learn from. So your first two lines were quite apt really. All the best.

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