Night Shades

Night Shades

A mask to watch
Teeming crowds
and protect oneself
From searchlights
Long and bright

A jacket tight
To blend in
Wit the others
In plain sight
Yet cloaked in cover

Pockets of wonder
A wallet
And some keys
That have seen
Gritty things

Shoes crusted
With mud hidden by
A supernatural stride
In crowded gutters

Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox

Cold water
From a tap
Sharp breaths

These are the things
We miss to fluoresce

In figure eights
In meadows
The fields
Feeling the wind

Sharp turns
In a trail
Cold breaths

These are the things
We all possess

On hot blacktop
Walking with meaning
And intention

Cold shade
Over a trail
Sharp sensations

These are the things
In animation

Blue beams
Hitting warm worlds
Turning red
At capacity

Sharp scents
Infiltrating a
Cold galaxy

These are the things
That happen naturally

Warm degrees
Above a pathway
To the next

Cold water
Sharp breaths

These are the things
We yearn to progress

These are intentions
That grow carnations

Tincture Recall

Tincture Recall

Red are garden roses
Danger, life,
Rejected questions
Darker as crystalline rubies
Lighter as heat is rife
Paler as dawn is moody

Blue is the sky
Water, winter
Sad tears
Darker as the night time
Lighter as ribbons glitter
Paler as a tarnished dime

Yellow is that sun
Daisy, lightning
Quilt designs
Darker as olive branches
Lighter as a lemon ripening
Paler as near blanch

Green is all moss
Leaves, grass
Lake algae
Darker as a pine’s needles
Lighter as stained glass
Paler as japanese beetles

Orange are the sparks
Warmth, fire
Fruit tree
Darker as a falling leaf
Lighter as copper wire
Paler as a thin motif

Purple are floating lilacs
Violets, robes
Exotic spices
Darker as a flowing cape
Lighter as ancient globes
Paler as wax stamp’s shape

Brown is the dirt
Bark, roots
Natural things’
Darker as a leather sling
Lighter as coffee juice
Paler as an oak’s rings

Silver are earth minerals
Platinum, diamonds
Repeated ore
Darker as a geode core
Lighter as deep iron mining
Paler as a sediment store

Gold are the rarities
Jewelry, idols
Boasting worth
Darker as a karat brand
Lighter as twilight idyll
Paler as a marriage band

Black is the dark
Shade, space
Indefinable esoteric
Darker as a void’s sailcloth
Lighter as an ebony trace
Paler as a cinder swath

White is the pure
Quartz, clean
Most attractive
Darker as ground sugar
Lighter as a cloud screen
Paler as an endless vigor