The Freeze (Draft 1)

The Freeze (Draft 1)

All the snow angels have
turned into ice today.

Maybe if it’s 40 degrees tomorrow, they’ll
fly away into the night making
snow into starlight, and
slushy days of escapades

— Douglas Gilbert


2 thoughts on “The Freeze (Draft 1)

  1. Uh oh, be careful. Don’t slip on the icy angels, that could be disastrous. I once slipped on some ice and sprained my ankle pretty badly. It still pops sometimes when it gets really cold out. How is your ankle doing? Hopefully it warms up soon, I’m ready for spring…that groudhog said 6 more weeks of winter. I’ve never really been convinced that groundhog’s weather predictions are correct though. Anyway, I like the new little poem, snow into starlight sounds pretty…

    1. Thanks. Yeah, I’m ready for Spring. I think those groundhogs want to retire: New York’s last Mayor Bloomberg got bitten, and Mayor Di Blasio last year dropped one who later died. On the news yesterday I saw another Mayor who was showing off that the groundhog was whispering in his ear the prediction and then the groundhog bit his ear. But anyway, all the groundhogs don’t agree on the prediction. I think the Chinese are the only ones who have been successful with animal predictions: they observe animals and when the animals get nervous in a particular way it means an Earthquake is coming; it seems that the animals can hear noises in the ground and maybe smell from released gases when the deep rocks are cracking. But anyway, their success rate is very high — much better than groundhogs. But, of course, the groundhog people are not really serious: the trainer or keeper is making the prediction and not really paying any attention to the groundhog. Maybe that’s why the groundhogs are going on strike.
          My ankle is still not right — I can’t walk very far. I used to walk everywhere, but now I have to take the bus. Maybe it’s a little better. There were pains further up from my ankle — those seem gone and now it’s just the ankle.

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