An Ice Cube

By Gita Ashok

Unassuming, humble and colorless,
with perfect corners and smooth edges,
transparent and with glistening faces,
an ice cube welcomes light rays gleefully.

A perfect geometry model
with absolute stunning symmetry,
an ice cube when held,
gets deformed magically.

An ice cube is –
a miracle in a tropical desert
but a traitor on a hairpin bend.
It is perfectly at home in a freezer
but frenzied near a burning stove.

An ice cube –
a wondrous object of art,
is a savior after a painful surgery.
Leave it out in the sunshine
and see it vanish joyfully.