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.