A Slice of ice

Slice of LIfe
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers Thanks for stopping by!

My ice-maker — the one in the door of the freezer — It works now.
It makes ice.

We got the fridge a decade ago
Our old house didn’t have the hook-up for the ice
we were so excited when we moved
almost 6 years ago — to finally be able to have water and ice from door dispenser.
But the ice-maker wouldn’t make ice.
You could hear it try
And once, through some deceptive magic, one cube was born.
On that day we were so relieved! It was fixed!
But then water poured out
it wasn’t magic after all.

So we started filling the ice bin with ice from bags
at least we could dispense it
First World Problems
First World Solutions

Lately I’ve heard a whirling in the freezer
Sometimes a drop or a clink
And now the ice-maker works.
The bin is full of ice
(for now, I guess. I won’t count my chickens, or rather my cubes, just yet…)

I don’t know if it was just the ice-maker’s time
Or maybe it just needed the mentor of the bagged ice
But whatever the reason,
If this sort of miracle is possible …
Doesn’t it just give you hope?

4 thoughts on “A Slice of ice

  1. Love this slice of hope and ice! Isn’t it amazing how things work or don’t work? I love the idea of your icemaker needing the mentor of the bagged ice! Don’t we all need a good mentor now and then to boost our self-confidence! And yessss! You get extra credit for posting on the first day of school!

  2. Oh, this made me laugh! First the birth of the single cube that you celebrated–I can picture that! And then the miraculous self-fixing of the machine. Apparently, it was just ready.

  3. You sure deserve credit for writing on the first day of school and extra credit for being able to choose a non-school related topic and triple credits for writing a poem. Happy New School Year! 🙂

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