Cold Hand of Smile.
Article Type: Poem
Subject: Female-male relations (Portrayals)
Lovers (Portrayals)
Adultery (Portrayals)
Author: Adams, Susan
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Hecate Publisher: Hecate Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Hecate Press ISSN: 0311-4198
Issue: Date: May-Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 1-2
Topic: NamedWork: Cold Hand of Smile (Poem)
Accession Number: 246529798
Full Text:
A neighbour gave her an ice-cream maker her husband brought it
over. He stood at the door of her garden and admired
 the river flowed past, still, birds cluttered their calls, sense.
She felt the cold flake her edge flicked by wing to fall a warning.
He breathed the melt she didn't thaw nor could she see his clarity.
Above her he left sleet for dessert ate reward. This woman is adamantine
sugar. Stricken.
Chill creaked liberty. Crept. Cracks became tracks. Fractured.
When that man left tears froze her open eyes with lashes black spears of
fright. Staring.
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