I think that I learned this in biology
Once upon a time
So, the substance uncouples through the medium
With different speeds and time
Now sit. Wait. Hypothesize.
Weighting: the results are coming in.
My lab partner rambles idly,
“tell me about your plans for tomorrow
--or maybe about what you ate.
Isn’t it neat, the way that the shades separate?”
A commonplace design
I loom over the indicator dye
Behind opening the wrapping like a Snickers
After all, it is just
Colors becoming distinct
reflection. Visible light.