The Evanescent Smile

April 5

The Evanescent Smile

by Caroline Haywood

Ice creeping to all edges of the earth
As if the corners of my mouth were reaching for the sky.
Large and pearly white,
Gleaming and proud for all to see.

Fading and melting as the ice cracks,
Anxious from the harsh pressure resting on its snowflake shoulders.
It’s quite foolish to think that the glacier could last forever.

The ice cap clenches its icy teeth,
Its perfection eventually cracking.
The icy emotion gives its last final cry,
Gushing tears down its smooth white face.

Melting and drooping day by day,
Yet knowing it must stand tall and strong in order to stay.


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