Nests of green
cellophane
for robins' eggs
in pastel
baskets to hang
along the street
the first of May                                                          
 
basket for Cinnamon
red-velveteen-lined
for her calico
head-in-paws’
snoozing
most of the time                                                        
 
unpainted
laundry basket
edge frayed from
service    repaired
by French friend
artisan of reeds                                                                     
 
I back-weave
the ends of
my first basket :
lopsided
chestnut round
I practice making
what has made me      

                                                                 Basia Miller