Sunday, April 3, 2011

Month of Poetry, Day 3

Ice Breakers

I glance out the side window of my old blue Volvo
To see my three boys' bright winter hats and coats--
blue, black, orange, yellow, green--
illuminating the opalescent morning light

They have trekked across the matted brown grass of the field
And, sticks in hand, surround a puddle of  frozen  snowmelt
Like pirates around a chest of treasure

This is the whole of their world--
A field, a puddle, breath clouds joining morning mist,
New ice shattering under the blows of their sticks

I turn onto the road and pass the big yellow bus
Steaming out of the clouds to take them away.


  1. lovely - a friend of mine from high school did a 365 poetry blog. she didn't miss a day!

    she doesn't have children ; )

  2. Thank you both!

    Kendra--wow, 365 days of poetry! Zoiks, I thought a month would be rough. I'm definitely going to check out her site.


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