Untied (an acrostic poem)

Useless fingers, frozen from the cold, tried to grasp the laces

Nothing was going right.  The cold was so bitter, the snow so deep

Then there were the noises in the dark.  The sniffs and pants from furry four legs

It made his spine quiver.  He took a step and pulled his foot out of the boot

Even though his foot was half frozen, when it crashed into the snow the chill exploded

Daylight found the boot alone in crimson snow

 

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Burnout (an acrostic poem)

Before the roof collapsed in, scattering shards of flame high into the night

Uncle Raymond removed the last of his pets, a goldfish named Mikey

Rachel laughed that Mikey was swimming in Uncle Raymond’s snow boot

Nifty Idea?” he asked holding up his prize.  “It was the only thing I could grab to use.”

Olivia, Raymond’s second wife could only cry silently as the sirens cried aloud

Until that moment, Rachel though everything would be okay, just like Mikey

That changed as Olivia’s tears fell to the parched earth