to turn and face you quicker than a kiss
or a hyphen or the very first moment you felt the breeze
of being a creature who will die — one day, not this --
will ask of you most of your cunning and a deep blue release like a sigh
while using only two pronouns, I and not-I.
Sonnet Isolate, in Possessive Used as Drink (Me): A Lecture on Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets, from Float, Anne Carson