poetry and prose about place

black ice

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black ice – a transparent coating of ice on a road, usually asphalt


Winter comes with its driving challenges. Heavy snow, slippery roads, poor visibility … a good driver is aware of them all. Black ice is particularly challenging … it’s hard to see, often unnoticeable until you are trying to navigate across it. It may look like bare pavement, smooth sailing all the way! Black ice can be a metaphor for any dangerous encounter in our lives.


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your eyes glitter

crystals of salt

I think you are


your charm a veneer


black ice only shows

in a stray beam

of moonlight

or when headlights are switched

to high



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Drive with care in every incident of life!!!



Written by jane tims

November 21, 2018 at 7:00 am

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  1. A beautifully written and illustrated post about a very serious topic. It’s a good reminder to use care when driving as the cold weather sets in.

    Liked by 1 person


    November 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

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