50° 29' S 73° 8' W
calve \ kahv\ (verb); (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.
we stand for an hour watching her shift. studying the thin light, as pale and translucent as a mothers first milk. she groans when she exhales, iceburgs the size of apartment blocks calve and crash. the thunderous sounds are delayed, like an electric storm, or a long distance telephone call. the subsequent waves, enough to capsize a small boat.
her terrifying beauty smacks the hot air right out of our lungs.
the subsequent waves, enough to capsize our small hearts.