National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #6 (pt. 1)

Here I use the prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING.

The task for Day 6 is to create odd combinations of words for colors, then use three to five of them in a poem.

The unwashed car green
was the first sign of something wrong

From a distance
I mistook it
for a hazy outlook brown

Well, colour me
supreme embarrassment red
because I’m all out of optimist blue

The combination of anxiety and disappointment grey
is the only colour I have enough of anymore
since the unexpected rainstorm
diluted the rest of the imaginary giant spider at 2 a.m. black

I’d complain
but I found enough of the burnt microwave food residue yellow
to mix a batch of sunlight on closed eyes orange

which will soon cover everything in sight

(5 April 2019—posted April 6th)