The Prometheus Ice Company

Richard Devine

The cracking of wax
On hoods is today’s
First report of heat.

The Prometheus
Ice Company
Has expanded

Its fleet
Of blue and
White wagons.

Find them
At the hottest spots
In town.

Once one crashed
And the ice rolled
Like diamonds.

People took it
Dripping
Off the asphalt

As police drew up
Like azure
gods, wailing.