“Wring out the clothes! Wring in the dew!”
— Finnegans Wake
Acquire vessel clear and clean as unobstructed air.
Erlen Meyer flask or whisked and scoured jar.
Into this, with eyedropper through blank page strain:
• Scintilla Ganges
• One dose Thames
• Iota Amazon
• One dash Seine
• Glimmer Volga
• Soupcon Yangtze
• Suspicion Yukon, Skagit, Mississippi
• Syllable Limpopo, Maputo, Sanaga
Outdoors, toss the water into any wind at hand.
Trace a ripple in the page’s grit.
Smear each eyelid with a pinch of silt.
Front page image by Lucasbosch.