ice cubes freeze
from the outside in
slowing sharpening shards
of static molecules
encasing a liquid center

when placed
not quite done being still
upon a hot human tongue
with the lips closed
it will crack from the heat
and the icy water spills forth

so like the human experience
hemoglobin hemogoblin
spilling blood
during the chewing
of marrow filled bones

iron deficient
ice box fortunates
no longer eating dirt

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