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The Freezing Point

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The Freezing Point

A chunk of ice fell off a car
As I was walking past.
With temps around the freezing point,
I guess it couldn’t last.

I must have been there when the weather
Inched to thirty-three;
In Fahrenheit, the freezing stops
At that exact degree.

And so that fender filled with ice
Had no choice but to melt.
When Nature is the dealer, well,
You take the hand you’re dealt.

The melting is the easy part to see,
‘Cause just one drip
Announces to the world that Winter’s
Lessening its grip.

What I’d like to observe instead’s
That moment, so precise,
When water leaves its liquid state
And reappears as ice.

We take for granted things like that
For science tells us why;
But there’s a little magic
We’d discover if we try.

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  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:12:00 AM

    love how you take an everyday situation, and create wonderful poetry,, enjoyed this...

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:21:00 PM

    25 to 35 below wind chills tonight in MN. HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Got a hot toddy?

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 12:45:00 AM

    Ilene! You have such a lovely way with words. :) Enjoyed reading this. For me what is fascinating is knowing exactly when a frozen heart will melt. Any clues? ;)

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:04:00 PM

    you are always thinking such deep thoughts. Like when melted ice refreezes!! hahaha. That's what makes you so impressive,lady.

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 5:01:00 PM

    Nature can deal some wicked blows - consider Sandy. I have a chapbook out called "Magic" if you are intrested. I like the last two lines of your poem. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 3:27:00 PM

    It's very intriguing how the freezing point divides solid and liquid states. I guess it's the order of things that God had ordered it. Great write, Ilene. Enjoyed!