14 tinsel balls leftover in a bowl
from Christmas. A pot of mint
tea cooling on the table. Chatter
in the air like a light pull just
out of reach. Empty double shell
from cold pills taken yesterday.
Imprint of boots on melting snow.
Turmeric yarn I loop and loop
around a pair of bamboo needles.
Small dry patch of skin
on the edge of my lip,
a continent about to defect.