Choosing second person

“There is a little dead child in the pond --
one that has dreamed itself to death.”
               Hans Christian Andersen, "The daisy"


If you had a life, 

it would look like this —


lurk shadowed outside,

peer in, study yourself.


Wish for no more snow,

a bit of warmth, enough time


to wonder if you could stand

being in there with you.

                            Timothy Pilgrim