Ice Storm


What is a list poem? This poetry style collects a list of people, places, things, ideas, or even words strung together somewhere within a poem to form a list. It is not necessary for the list to rhythm, but the words used should be memorable. I find the freedom when creating a list poem fascinating. The wordplay can be wild and free similar to Indiana weather in the early spring. Therefore, in March, I plan to write a series of list poems. I will title this one A Series of Ice Storm.

Ice Storm

Winter weather advisory

I thought we were done with all that

It’s march in Indiana

What more should I expect

It would have been nice to have a little warning

I would have dressed warmer

Delayed working in the yard

At least I knew better

Than to put plants in the ground

Grey sky in the morning

By afternoon ice falling from the sky

Covering car windows

Frozen doors

And icy windshield

The entire car wrapped

In a sheet of frozen precipitation

Too bad I put my ice scrapper away

Now I have to find it again

The tree branches glisten

The tree limbs shone

The roof tops glow

With an electric anticipation

For when the powerlines tumble to the ground

Icicles hang from the stop signs

The traffic lights

And other surfaces

I dread pulling out onto the street

That will be as slick as the floor

At the roller-skating rink

All the way across town

The return of winter weather stinks

But I hear by the weekend

Thunderstorms and tornado warnings

Are predicted

Maybe we won’t get a sectional snow

Only this freezing rain falling from the sky

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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