Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Busily Being Beige

Busily Being Beige

By Nancy Wayman Deutsch

I'm standing just behind you
busily being beige
hiding all jollity
or slowly simmering rage.

I'm blending into the backdrop
so nobody knows I'm there
wearing a coat of mousy hue
pretending not to care.

But underneath, Crayola bright
A box of fifty-two
ranging sunshine yellow
to richest cobalt blue.

Laughing under the box lid
while hiding, in plain sight
maybe tomorrow, cinnabar red
just busily beige tonight.

August 2010

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