Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Saturday, October 12, 2019

OctPoWriMo #12: Black

You don’t have to use black
when you paint; it ain’t a color
you need at all. Nobody needs black.
Just mix blue and orange up together;
put that brown shading where it’s needed.
See how that lovely stretch of color
reaches deep without the abyss.

I don’t like black,
not unless it’s a black night sky,
peppered with white, falling diamonds,
or witchy costumes on Halloween,
black pointed hats and diadems,
maybe a little black paint anointing the eyes,
enough to conjure up a dream.

Painter (Pixabay)
Tomorrow's prompt: Hugging a Tree.

You can visit OctPoWriMo at to read what others have written. Thank you, Morgan Dragonwillow, Michelle Vecchitto, Esther Jones, and Maria L. Berg for hosting this month-long poetry challenge. We persevere!

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