Colors I Remember

Poem By Kristina Louisa Carr

The colors we see change when we are in love
They may hide the truth or are all you can think of
I wish that I could capture each color in a trap
And when I feel bad I could use them as a map

I remember the hazel color of your eyes
The green sparks in them are my loves allies
White I can recall were the crisp cotton sheets
The only ones witnessed what took place it seems

Of a soft black was the tailored suit you wore
I drank every image of you and not one I can ignore
I made fun of your boxers they were navy blue
I wish I would have kept them - you know it's true

The hotel walls embraced by a subtle yellow glow
Watching us as we came together really slow
You loved the things I wore that were red
You said they against my tan go straight to your head

The green of my eyes you noticed look dark at night
And the brown leather chair stood guard very polite
A few soft silver hairs on your chest and in your beard
That image I keep in my heart and it never disappeared

The next morning the plush carpet had a hint of pink
Your naked feet touched it on the way to the sink
The bathroom tiles were kept in a neutral tan
But I was too stupid to see that my life had began

While you're in the shower I left the room in a hurry
All I remember is your light blue shirt but only very blurry
I could have had breakfast with you downstairs and stay
But I did not and all I feel is sorrow and regret this day

© 2011

Comments about Colors I Remember

it's interesting how u remember such details and how the colors are woven into your experiences. your poems are also that way.


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