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The Iceologists Torch Song
by Joel L Young

Thursday, January 22, 2004

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Hank Williams he was not
singing about a cold, cold, heart.
Chilled to the bone by her winter kiss
frozen stiff, quietly restraining his barren soul
to wastelands of regret.

She played him like a piano
cooing in her best Patti Page impression.
An Alaskan polar bear composed
two parts desire, one part icicle
jarring his fibers to an erect position.

So he stands now, an ice monument
catatonic, listening to loons
skating on ponds of isolation
while yellow pines sway and crackle.
The sound's so winsome one could cry.

Joel L. Young . 2004


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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/22/2004
A very chilly heart breaking write. Wonderful to see you back!
Reviewed by anne cunningham 1/22/2004
the last part sounds like a blessing and a curse ... who could mind loons and pines swaying, unless of course your hearts been ripped out.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/22/2004

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
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