Monday, February 29, 2016

On Leap Day I Thought About The Life Of Colours

I thought about the life of colours,
a lot to think of there
God's Paintbox 

or the cigar box that held old crayons
worn down to the stub in an early classroom
and the red one always broken

in two when a child bore down too
hard on the paper
wanting to make the

darkest rose appear. or pictures
on Sunday school leaflets;
Joseph's coat that

bothered his brothers but
bedazzled us. 
or Noah and all the animals

looking out of the portholes
almost smiling when the rainbow showed up.
our dog smiles we thought

my sister and I
it seemed logical the rest of
the animals could too

especially after what they'd been
through
on the high waters

mary angela douglas 29 february 2016