blue is the color

of my sadness

not robin’s egg blue

too bright

too cheery

not navy blue

too flat

too traditional

i picture my blueness

a swirling cloud

of midnight blue

streaks of silver


on the outer edges

moving like a slowly

rotating constellation

through my head


it rains indoors

only over my chair

a purple rain

the drops large




slicking my skin


on my eyelashes


my clothes

the color puddling

beneath me

like leftover dye

from easter eggs

where is my paintbrush

a canvas

when I need them?


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved


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