I am waiting.
One time I was told Walden doesn’t freeze until January.
So I go,
noticing all the shallow ponds on the roadside as I drive route 128 to route 2.
Skins frozen, sprinkled and fringed with snow.
Today, 2013 blew in from the middle of the pond.
The wind, her depth, 110 feet, keep her running thawed into a snowy shore.
Water rushing home to shore talking.
Walking on snow on sand.
Wondering what walking on Walden water on ice
would be like…?
would be safe/unsafe…?
Ice and sand and froth and bubbles and stone
And alone a snowman guide/guard?
I don’t recognize the pond I swim in.
Winter playing tricks on me.