Photograph "Ice Flow" from the series "River Ice" by Steve Geer

Ice Flow

An unseen arrow wind
moves stealthy flow
whilst polygons of ice
creep upon the dark body
of a creaking river.

Sprinkled talcum white
these frosty shards
numb with winter’s time
break crisp silence
with rasping chatter.

Sun-kissed jigsaws
withering with age
a shuffled pack of shapes
like the pieces of a life
in memories melting cells.

Steve Geer is a scientist and photographer living in Chicago. He has exhibited his photographs in galleries in the U.S. and in Europe, has published his work in numerous photography magazines, and is on the board of directors of the is the Perspective Fine Art Photography Gallery in Evanston, IL. In 2019 Steve was a founding member of the P2 Collective, a group of photographers and poets producing an ekphrastic dialogue in which poems inspire photographs that then inspire further poems, and so on. Steve has recently begun writing poems inspired by his own photographs. Portfolio website:

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