Two scant metal blades
glide across the rink.
A single blade briefly thrusts into
the chilled firmness, ice feathers
shooting up and trickling down.
The blades soar above
in three and a half rotations
and one lands in reverse motion.
The blade in the air descends
and breaks the ice behind the other blade
throwing up more ice feathers.
They spin in the air one last time
then skid across the ice to a halt.
©Debi Smith, 1992