Cold Hand of Smile.
|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)|
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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