The apprentice’s predilection for surrealistic fiction and Earl Grey (a poem)

Following the January 3rd prompt from Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano: three stanzas—the first including an unusual color; the second, an bizarre book title; and the third, a scientific fact. I found sinoper on Mental Floss, made up the book title, and alluded to a scientific fact without actually stating one. The poem is written [...]