The Ice Polar Bear

by Maia Reedy

There was a girl who was made of bricks

Everything was made of bricks

except she didn’t know that there was an ice polar bear stuck in her mirror

It howled at night and whispered at day

She heard it whisper in the wind

It was a message

Every day it made clones of itself till it turned to water

One night the wind whipped hard

It made her mirror crack and the polar bear cracked with it

It turned to water

She cried and cried till she turned to dust.