Apocryphon of Ice

upon a time
xxxxxxxxxxxthe ice advanced
xxxinexorably
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxthe trees
xxxxxretreated
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxsouthmost

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxstep by
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxglacial lobe receded
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdownslope
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxice tongue
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxend moraine

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxin a land without trees
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbuild with bone
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxmy hand in the dark
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxthigh-high snow
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxskin boat, quiet

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxmy hand in the dark
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxthigh-high snow
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxswing saw
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbade me

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxice tradexxxxxbade me
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxice marketxxxxbade me
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxgale-torn

xxxxxxxxpack ice
when the bush plane came
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxice fog

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoil the man said
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxleasing
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwore
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbrand new
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxmore, too
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxaching to be drilled

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxpipeline followed the road
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfloating city
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhorizon
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxawake at night
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxheat-joy in my bones

upin’ngakhaq
xxxxxxxxxxxskim, newly formed
crack
between earth and

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzfluted by meltwater
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI forded
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxto pilot our boat

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfloe edge
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzceiling of ice, split
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsun lit the sea

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxice cellar filled with
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwater

wintering grounds still
xxxxxxxxsnow-streaked
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxveins, blue-bleeding
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfanned toward the sea

xxxxxxxxshore-fast icexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbreaks mottled
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxopen stretch

a road of water overxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdarkness
xxxxxxxxringed the island
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxpolar
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxpull of the sun
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcalved
ice sheets
xxxshelf ice
xxxsea ice
xxxxxxxxbuckled
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdrift ice
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxanchor ice
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxzzzzzzzzzzbottom-fast

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxii ice famine

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxrose
float
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsnowmobile
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbreakaway slab
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxin need of

xxxxxmy hand in the dark

hand
xxxdark
heat-

xxxxxjjj joy in my
bones

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdrift
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdream

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwhen the first snow fell
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxit fell for you