A block of ice?
Chip it, crack it, smash it.
Sharp splinters cut you to the quick.
An iron slab?
Dent it, scrape it, melt it.
Molten metal burns and scalds you.
A plank of wood?
Chop it, saw it, drill it.
The sawdust makes you choke and gag.
A shroud of mist?
Light the lamp, shine the torch.
You see little, perceive dimly.
A wedge of cheese?
Grate it, slice it, grill it.
Dare to eat it, risk nasty dreams.
Lick it, suck it, bite it.
Mood lifter? You begin to fly?
A clod of earth?
Dig it, plant it, pat it.
Kill the weeds, grow something lovely.