Friday, March 8, 2013

Surface Ice

6 AM: 28 degrees.
8:30 AM: Ice coats the lake's lip along the dam. 
I pop my walking stick 
on hexagonal plates like a bongo.
In a few places, air bubbles speak coming heat. 
2:11PM: 57 degrees, the air nearly balmy in full sun.

It's as if leaf and silt, 
fish and salamander, 
odonate larvae and grass 
rise with those oxygen bubbles, 
breaking thin winter into spring.

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