Seven Days Improbable Update
A million dollars is still a lot of money
and you have nothing left but its tangibles.
You read about a Japanese scientist who
has proven water freezes differently,
depending on how you speak to it.
In anticipation of itching, you may whisper
obscure classics to an ice-tray. Make
do, do what you will. Yell at water
to make it sharp. Teach it to fish
before it decides to become a cube.
Tell it stories about patriotism, flags
and banners. It will suck in air like
nothing that sucked in air before. It be-
comes less than what you began without.