Oh!

 

It’s ice

 

Of course

 

Only ice

 

Marks time

 

Like this

 

Like that

 

Sliding out of form

 

Reaching

 

Occasional

 

Unpredictable

 

Thresholds

 

Thresholds of rupture

 

Melting Away

 

Into time

 

As time

 

For time

 

With time

 

In time

 

On time

 

To time

 

Un-time

 

Hence the jolt

 

The jump

 

The shock of it

 

Suddenly breaking down

 

Sliding out of form

 

But is ice like time

 

Or time like ice?

 

You can wait

 

Listen

 

Watch

 

Touch

 

But you will never

 

Ever

 

Know

 

(Paul O’Kane, June, 2016)

Ice