Seven Days Improbable Update

Seven Days Improbable Update
Erica Bernheim

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.

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