…i will wear purple

©2023 michael raven

i don't recall saying
'when i get old, i
will obsess about
color' and, yet,
here we are and i
am obsessing about

i paint it black, just
like that stones song
though my heart is
red, my head is growing
white, and my brain burns
inside, just as yellow as
the sun hanging in the sky

when i look
at my bucket list, what
a sorry list it has become:

1. stone, thrown
2. tree, hollowed
3. mushroom, hear
4. crow, eyes
5. color, the winds

no paradises or lasting
mementos, just sitting
with my blanket and
watching a rising sun
with coffee in my hand

how sad.

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