Ridiculous, Blue

by Adrienne

 

I will say here, now, where
you will never see it
that thunder on a long, slow night
defines my sorest longing.
Let me say to you, here,
that your notion of a raincoat
(ridiculous, blue) is exactly
the shade that I wish to see
by this harsh candlelight.
I have no illusions that
your eyes are shattered
sky or fragments of sapphire
(ridiculous, blue) from the relic
I slipped in your pocket
when you were not looking--
No.  I will say here, now,
where you will never see
this mood into which I have
fallen (ridiculous, blue)
that your notion of a raincoat
is in severe need of revision.

 

illustration by Lorraine

 

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