you are electric blue,
wreaking havoc like there's no tomorrow.
you are fiery red,
up in flames,
can't keep a straight face.
you are blood orange,
smiling through the pain,
a cheshire cat stare.
and you are sunset yellow,
soft and kind - the warm embrace of a lover.
you are a stroke of violet,
taking life as it comes,
you are the pink of cheeks that blush,
a slow dance in the kitchen at midnight.
you are starry night black,
flawed and beautiful and eternal.
you are green swiveled into white,
serene, calm, still.
you are the full spectrum.
so do your dance and paint every empty canvas with your palette a different pattern every time -
this is why you are alive.
national poetry writing month day 2: personified colours