Analysis of melted ice cubes



Tonight is hot
sticky hot
the smoke from my cigarette
rises to the light
and looms
like the fog of early morning
I peek out the blinds
like a recluse
and watch
the girls across the street
smoke
and talk
their laughter like music
taunting every man for miles
I start to remember
those hot summer nights
in her room
our laughter
like cool washcloths
to our fevered heads
our hearts
as full as the ashtrays
beside her bed
our bodies
sliding off one another
with sweat
love
was the ice cubes
clinging together in the glass
that kept us cool
on those hot summer nights
that now taunt me
like the laughter
of the girls
across the stree


Scheme AABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPNDQRSTUNBVWXYOZN1 N
Poetic Form Tetractys  (51%)
Metre 0111 101 011101 10101 01 10111010 11101 1001 01 010101 1 01 110110 10100111 111010 11101 001 1010 111 110101 101 11101 0101 1010 1011010 11 1 1011 10010001 1111 111101 1111 1010 101 0101
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 595
Words 119
Sentences 1
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 35
Lines Amount 35
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 511
Words per stanza (avg) 119
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Submitted on September 01, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

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