Stained hand of annatto paste after
cooking tamales. Tears of a kid’s
Sometimes the flashing lights in the ambulance.
A building block in the corner,
waiting to be picked.
A spiderman shirt with markers stained,
biohazard bag in the hospital.
The closing sign of a business.
Strained ink on a wrong answer.
Dying roses on the tomb,
blooming poppies on a spring day.