Jane Souza Hulstrunk and Caroline Davies

by Jane Souza Hulstrunk
Icy Morning
Inspiration Piece

Caroline M. Davies
“Ice prints”

Ice prints

Each winter my brother and I would wait
for the tell-tale signs.
Jack and Jill Frost’s pitter-patter of prints
on the inside of the window.
It meant the lake would be frozen,
school closed for the day.
We never had skates but would pretend
to glide and swoop.

My children wonder why
I turn the heating down at nights.
They grumble about the cold
so will never know the excitement
of waking to frost covered panes.