Unintended Sculpture


drip… drip…

The pipe’s leak had begun in September. Every attempt to find its source failed.

The first icicle formed over a frigid October night. The leak continued, and the icicle grew.

By December more icicles formed, each growing over the subzero months as the leak continued. January’s thaw was too brief to melt the unintended sculpture as it continued to reach the floor. Lights from the adjacent bar cast the object in a supernatural glow.

It finally touched the floor during a final arctic blast in February.

Spring reduced the sculpture back to its original form.

drip… drip…

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