a possible, but not mine,
mine had only the slightest bits of blue...
 there was a night and a day 
and then some more

dyeing paper

here's a little dance
how it's disbound 
 what i found inside
pleases me,
this winter break
where there is some color play
on the surface of cotton
with a little help
from staghorn sumac
blueberries, onion skins, hollyhock,
yellow birch,
a spider plant,
and metal things
 some string marks
 some metals
 a length in transition
and my vat god, plus a linen bundle
oh, and there was a moon or two
or more.
 last night's snow was lit up and
this morning there's new snow
so these bits of startling color indoors
make outside more beautiful still.