I would prefer things to be black and white.
Painting the town red is problematic,
feeling blue is not productive; but
I do quite like the orange cover of
the poetry book I wish I hadn’t bought.
It is easy to see through me: a heart
of gold hidden under dark thoughts
and a restless tongue. Black and white
is yes or no, not endless compromise
and faint memories of eternal love.
© Rupert M Loydell
Rupert Loydell is a writer, editor and abstract artist. His many books of poetry include Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017) and The Return of the Man Who Has Everything(Shearsman 2015); and he has edited anthologies such as Yesterday’s Music Today (co-edited with Mike Ferguson, Knives Forks and Spoons Press 2014), and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh: manifestos and unmanifestos (Salt, 2010).