What balance of bend
and backbone? What measure
resilience moulds malleable’s molecules
such that its structure’s rearranged?
whipped to a froth with peaks
are perky till two beats too many: then
the mixture droops, begins to weep.
weaving 101 needs initially wet
warp and weft to work—a thin
wood slat has
to be pliable;
try it dry, with its hard line unchanged,
and it’ll snap.