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I am supposed to give a literal explanation of this poem, but I am really confused by it. Your help will be much appreciated.

Snow & Ice by Quincy Troupe
ice sheets sweep this slick mirrored dark place
space as keys that turn in tight, trigger
pain of situations
where we move ever so slowly
so gently into time — traced agony
the bright turning of imagination
so slowly
grooved through revolving doors, opening up to enter
mountains where spirits walk voices, ever so slowly
swept by cold, breathing fire
as these elliptical moments of illusion
link fragile loves sunk deep in snows as footprints
the voice prints cold black gesticulations
bone bare voices
chewed skeletal choices
in fangs of piranha gales
spewing out slivers of raucous laughter
glinting bright as hard polished silver nails


So from that I am reading, a sheet of ice covers the ground, and perhaps someone is walking somewhere. This person maybe homeless an is awaiting death. The speaker is freezing from the cold outside.

Sorry, its hard for me to understand the literal and even the symbolic meaning of the poem. Im not sure if any of this is even close to being right


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