slush

Waterlogged snow is just too much:
in its gray-tinted form it’s known as slush;
even in white it’s a terrible burden:
just push it and lift it before it can harden
into a compound that’s not very nice:
a procrastinator’s nightmare cursed as ice.

Wallow in pity, cry to the skies:
if slush gets to harden your pulse will rise
to no avail; you’ve overlooked
that if sloppy slush hardens your goose is cooked.

So haul out your shovel and rev your engines:
that slush will thwart you is its intention.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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6 Responses to slush

  1. danae mcC says:

    Funny and too true!

    I love the “compound that’s not very nice.” That’s what we had around here until today when it lost its grip on the walks.

    Winter’s such a lovely season.

    • riverwriter says:

      Fortunately, I did manage to remove all of today’s frosty gift before it became a candidate for a sedate visit from a jackhammer, as the severe drop in temperature this past evening would have required before we would have been able to access the street. But as I have said elsewhere, this climate sure discourages scorpions and rattlesnakes. Gotta love it.

      • danae mcCarroll says:

        You make a good point about climate. Heavy snows are more lovable than suffering 4 or 5 consecutive years of drought periodically.

        You do give rattlesnakes a rather bum rap, though, and I can say from painful experience that although scorpions are profoundly repulsive, their stings are most often just a minor inconvenience.

        Be that as it may, your counterattacks against snow and ice make very enjoyable reading.

  2. danae mcC says:

    Ahh, I see. Thank you for clearing that up.

    In these parts, we don’t believe in mythological creatures, unless you count Sasquatch and aliens from Beta Reticuli.

    • riverwriter says:

      Mythological? My next door neighbour, Oooogaoin, with whom I often go camping, is a very pleasant Sasquatcha, and his cousin, ###*^, is from Alpha Reticuli, and a great party animal–so there!

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