The Further Adventures of the Ice-Boy

…since I am sure my love’s
more ponderous than my tongue.
Cordelia. King Lear.

Her muscles move. She sounds just like her breath—
like a machine can breathe the air. You kiss
the baby and you blow away its death,
eh, Ice-Boy?—like a distant bell—a hiss
alive in both their heads. Today we will
learn the difference between a mother’s mind
and a boy’s imagination: the shrill
refractory melody each makes, the kind
that makes him ponderous to love, or so
the Ice-Boy thinks. This is a howling stage
to lift his soil aloft. Their mom will go
and leave poor baby Chuckles in her cage,
while the Ice-Boy is putting on his cape,
while he learns how to lie…and then escape.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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