Indicators: chattering teeth or shivering, stiff
and clumsy hands, stumbling
lurching gait, incoherent speech,
lassitude: as if
and brain are both leaking.
In such circumstance, you must produce
Fully exert your strength without
doing any work. Strain
one muscle against another by wrestling
Say words out loud.
(Dry them carefully lest they be scorched
Watch against the drowsy shaking, how one wakes
mute, moving dumbly as if to interview the scalded
place that is too cold to touch.
The lathing, the turning:
remember: nothing here is tenderness. Also that, snow
is a great thief.
Your spirit may do her offices—
And yet—an overshadowing is a form of
production cannot be larger than loss.
You must eat.
The cambian layer of alder and willow is edible.
A wild rose can be eaten raw.
If in doubt, purify.