Chase Twichell

You, Reader, As I Imagine You
November 2, 2013 Twichell Chase

You, Reader, As I Imagine You


Why is it awkward to acknowledge

each other’s presence here?


Who says we can’t meet in public,

can’t stop and sit together on a bench

and watch the dogs go by?


As a child, I looked for you

in books and sometimes sensed

you (reading what I was reading).


Even as a child I knew you would

someday come to this place to meet me.

Chase Twichell’s  new book, Things as  It Is, is  forthcoming  from Copper Canyon in fall 2018. She lives in upstate NY and teaches in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.