Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dilatant Solution

Here by the sink is the yellow
porringer shaped mug
white interior camouflaging 
remnants of the cornstarch 
mixed for soup thickener.
Recalling children’s experiments
I jab a finger in -- 
liquid goes solid, 
creamy paste powder
between finger and thumb.
Add water drops and stir --
liquid again!  I set the mug
over beyond the other dishes
to play with again before washing.

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