I never saw the colors in fragments,
could never steal one away from another,
the red sharpens my eyes into a belief
that tomorrow will be a new sky
I got blue shoes today, with a hint of red,
quite allowing my navy shorts to stand out,
I wonder if they would go with the green ones.
I walked into the play of the clouds and the sun,
the grey teasing the bright yellow and orange,
butterflies cross my vision, I grab invisible webs
clinging to my body, they are colorless and
out of reach.
there was a time when I used to look around for
a rainbow after the dull rains, but never could find one.
now, I know that it is everywhere, in the light,
in the shadow, in the hills, in the meadows,
it’s everywhere, this unity of our changing times.
and I wear all these colors around me at once.
A plain one, with some colorful symbolism, for Poets United Midweek Motif.
Image source: Rainbow Color Art by Sandra Illing