a black and white world
shades of slush and ice
wouldn’t it be nice if we had a little blue?
a little rain from this dreary old sky
a blank paper world
people unknown and unkind
wouldn’t it be nice if we had a soft yellow?
a little light from this trite, yawning sky
a crisp concrete world
buildings loom and sneer
wouldn’t it be nice if we had a patch of green?
a little spring in this crude, vulgar sky
a tired sad world
a heartbeat that ceases to care
wouldn’t it be nice if we had a rosy red?
a little love in this stale, abused sky
a fighting back world
before the heavens break wide
and pour out a flood of blues, yellows, pinks
a little splash in a rouged canvas sky
a watercolor world
blue kisses long lost love red
isn’t it nice to taste sweet purple rain?
a little lilac in cloudiest skies
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.