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The Ice Trap

August 30, 2014

My fingers slip on the icecrevasse
trying for a grip
Then I’m freezing my ass off
at the bottom of the pit

I jump as high as I can
trying for leverage outside the pit
to pull myself from this freezing hole
I land on my ass again

My fingers are freezing
and so is my face
My heart’s beating heavy
and my mind’s a nervous wreck

“What if I get stuck down here?
Has anybody noticed me gone
What if they all leave me here alone?
To freeze and die.”

Sort’ve reminds me of the time Grandma and Grandpa took us up
to the snow so we could slide around on those saucer things.
I was soaring downhill and hit a bump.
I flew right into a hole in the ice.

Posted for  dVerse Poets, Open Link Night, August 30, 2014


From → BLOG, Poetry

  1. yikes on faling into the ice…that can be scary…especially if you are trapped under it…
    hope you are well sean


    • Yeah, there’s a song called “Trapped Under Ice” by Metallica. I was having a pretty rough time, doing better now.


  2. Well..i’m so glad that Grandma and Grandpa were there to save you!

    And i’m wagering you don’t go to close to icy holes

    In the time of now..coming snow soon!

    if! ya live close to icy holes!



  3. woops… that could be a bad fall!! well it could be really scary to be stuck and cold!! :/


  4. Ouch on that nasty experience ~ I am afraid of falling on hard ice, more so getting trapped under it ~


  5. oh heck…what a frightening experience… i was once playing hide and seek with some nuns in a hospital and crawled into a drawer – when it clicked close and i was in the dark i was getting so afraid that i would never get out there again that i still remember how the fear felt


  6. A crevice – nothing would scare me more – brilliantly captured


  7. o my…what an experience !!…


  8. You might’ve felt trapped and cold at one point, hoping someone would save you — similar experience.


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