Slipper (a riddle)

March 07, 1995|By Mary Azrael

Slowed down steam, water numbed to sleep, its dream of a more spacious body clear, unclear. Waking may be gradual, or, under pressure, sudden (as the naive sole grasps too late). An agitating weight, a layer of molecules hot under the collar and it slips its skin, sly, upsetting, shifts, springs released from slow to fast. Answer: melting ice

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