Icicles seem to be a common sight these days, especially for those of us who live in the midwest. I think they’re pretty, but the glittering shards seem to frighten my dog. Perhaps she thinks they look like teeth . . . 

By Katie Gilstrap

The icicles
that line my roof
look just like teeth
and that is proof
that all along,
my folks were right:
this winter weather
has a bite!