Chicken eggs, candy eggs, plastic eggs, paper eggs —
they are all good as long as they are colorful.
We daisychain memories of how to decorate eggs.
[Now] “There are shelves of kits in the stores! Its awful!
Most of them are probably poison anyway.”
[My kids’ childhood] “We used to have coloring parties … ”
“Dipping them in vinegar baths?” “Yes! Pills for dyes.”
[Her daughter] “We used egg cups. I have some beauties.”
“I never heard of that.” “I found a few last week.
I should give them to my daughter. Except, well, she,
she doesn’t use them anymore. She wouldn’t keep
them, I’m afraid.” “Oh. Mine’s like that, too. I’m sorry.”
“They’re collectible?” She looks a little bit down,
asks, “Why do people have to throw things out?” and frowns.