thoughts for the color blind

 

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love is shade movable as shadow;
it is scintillant brightness;
it cannot be defined as if it were
a color described to someone blind
as orange…azure…emerald… a
dainty pink…a blood deep red

its thinking etches or erases like
lace edged sea foam on a beach

it is invisible as gravity…sensed
like space between tick…tock

no spell is implicit in its sounding
for its spelling is not sacrosanct…
it may as well be evol…olev…velo

enough…for we think of it as warm
or chill or thrill or pain or ecstasy…as
literal as pinch…sustaining as if breath

Bonnie Marshall

Art by Thomas Pollock Anshutz

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “thoughts for the color blind

    1. As I write I have a strong sense of all my readers involvement…as if…well, I used to lead nature trekking…”Look an eagle !” Hoping they’d see it first. You’ve no idea how much I appreciate your insight.

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