Tuesday, December 27, 2022

My Husband Helps Flood the Ice Rink

Four times over the holidays he has abandoned the warmth of my bed to visit her—his winter mistress. He is but one of her minions who bathe her daily, smooth her furrows, see to her ablutions. A cold demanding creature, she soaks in all that they give her and asks for more. Nothing will do except the sheer perfection of her icy skin. But I know this love affair is as variable as the weather. She runs hot and cold. And with the final thaw, he will return to me, though a little heartbroken and dreaming of next winter.
Inspired by Winter. Image by Doug Bennet.

1 comment:

  1. I think of poor Doug on warm winter days like today, and all his hard work going down the drain . . . literally.


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