Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday's Color Swatch

you are the cracked-face doll of the rainbow.
the dissonant hum your kimono wraps us in
has established you dear P, as an outlier

never the guest at the birthday parties, mexican fiestas or boat launches,
your porch view through dirty rose colored glasses,
attracts the other orphaned hues.

baby poo yellow, dirty tangerine, bondi blue and swamp green.
they are the awkward lambs of junior high school.
their beauty is whispered about in the corners of vintage dance halls. 

they will get their turn, content to tap their toes 
to the subtle beat that emanates from your
tea length gown

-Alyn Carlson

painting by Florine Stettheimer

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