By glasshouse

(or: The Rainbow IS the Box)

Slipping on white lies
Sipping on white wine
Feeling the blues
And the violets[ence].

A strangled silence


Evoked a green for smoke

A fiend
For jokes and jealous
In the reddest ….
Reddest possible way.

Two hundred shades…
Each a different gray

All accolades
To the days of praise
When the rainbow
Held the only hues imaginable

With labels,
And sense to be made of it all


Now unable to distinguish
The colors--
--From the intoxicating concepts

A deep breath--

--From the notion of living one more day.

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© 2008 glasshouse
Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Jonas Robinson On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Jonas Robinson (939)By person wrote:

    Nice play on words. I enjoyed this because of the white wine and the ease of interpretation. Thank you for sharing and congrats on poem of the day. :)

  • Lab Rat On Monday, February 29, 2016, Lab Rat (146)By person wrote:

    I agree... get your ass back here.

  • Elegant Kiss On Friday, August 8, 2008, Elegant Kiss (212)By person wrote:

    You still write. :) And you're still absolutely gorgeous.

  • lordshadow On Wednesday, August 6, 2008, lordshadow (153)By person wrote:

    I've been looking for something to respark my inspiration... this may be it.

  • What Limes On Wednesday, July 9, 2008, What Limes (64)By person wrote:

    welcome back. triumphant return.

  • Alanarchy On Tuesday, July 8, 2008, Alanarchy (1219)By person wrote:

    Verbal karate wordplay. Killer. Had such a desperate tone. Like lashing out. But yeah, my favorite part is the incredible lyrical acrobatics. Missed your new stuff on the list. Write on.

  • Rachel On Tuesday, July 8, 2008, Rachel (213)By person wrote:

    Wow, Jess. This is phenomenal. Just... wow. *bookmarks*

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