Today I went waltzing on ice
I made sure to put on high heels
I wanted to look extra nice
But the man waltzing with me wasn't real
Yes, alone I was on the frosty lake
Twirling and weaving like mad,
Snowflakes sprinkled across my face
It was the best dance I'd ever had
Suddenly, I needed to tango!
But the sun was going down
The bitter cold engulfed me
And I couldn't hear a sound
But the ice, it seemed to whisper,
Heels scraping like a knife,
"It doesn't make a difference," said the ice,
"weather you're dead or you're alive."
What! I screamed aloud
Dancing harder, heels like blades,
You're just a useless slab of ice
Atop a useless little lake!
The ice, it hissed and crackled
And seemed to cackle with delight,
The moon was beaming too,
Settling in to watch the fight
I kicked and screamed and hit
With all my fury, all my might,
And the fire burned within me
Heating up the frigid night
Clear as day, my steamy breath
Beads of sweat upon my skin,
Seething rage, a wicked spell
From lust, to love, to sin
Suddenly, the ice it changed
As if absorbing all my heat,
A pool of water at my toes
A teardrop-puddle at my feet
Good God the ice was melting!
And I, miles from the shore,
Shouted, What good are you blasted ice
If you can't hold my weight anymore!
All I wanted was to dance
Why couldn't you just let me be?
Things would've been fine
If you hadn't heckled me.
"No no," said the ice,
"I beg to disagree.
Things would have been fine
If you had not gotten mad at me.
You're the one withe the heels.
You're the one with the heat.
I'm just a slab of ice
It was you who melted me."
Suddenly a crack!
My entire body numb
And with my last breath I consoled myself,
At least I didn't die dumb.
8 May 2012