He said to watch
the ice, an adjuster’s
nemesis lying in wait
under a light scatter
of snow on the walk.
I ground a boot heel
into its smooth cheek,
spidered the outer crust and
skipped through the back door.
Once inside I saw
the double-cross
too late. The ice cracked
a smile as I flailed
on the dinette’s frieze.



  1. good read…fun word play.

  2. I don’t know whether to laugh or console!

    Love it 🙂

  3. You’re getting really good at this!

  4. Oh, ugh. Falling is not fun, ever. Hope nothing more than your pride was injured in this one. Lovin’ these, that’s for sure.

    • Word Adjuster

      Poetic license, Diana, I must confess. I did not fall. But the carpet was indeed an ice rink.;-)

  5. =) you crack me up. Good job, Ly.

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