I walked to the edge
and stepped out onto the ice.
it was like the end of a sentence
of a blustering white paragraph.
I’ve forgotten how to use
punctuation in my speech,
so I just stop. I scratch my ear.
I pull cherries out of my blouse
and toss them onto the white.
I came here to ask something,
but it is too quiet and I am
too close to falling through.