but so very cold
when I touched it.

it turned out
to be nearly hollow.

inside it
drained out
as soon as I
tipped it a little.

I took some photos
so I would remember,
then shattered it,
and went in search
of something
and warm.

~ cj 2013.12.09


This is a block of ice that I pulled out of a little gulley created by the rain in a tarp. It was frozen on the outside, but still full of icy cold liquid on the inside. It was heavier than I expected, so I accidentally poured it all over myself as I was setting it up on the ledge. Icy cold, and now a perfect analogy.

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2 Responses to Shattered

  1. Steve says:

    That’s cold.

  2. Morine says:

    awesome metaphors. <3

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