A Family Of Colour
Mammy's favorite colour was red.
by Francie Lynch
Cycle red. New born red. Deep cuts red.
Daddy preferred earth colour.
New potato patene, manure mix,
And bottle brown.
We all knew green-eyed envy,
White-flag truces and surrenders.
Black somber calls in the pitch of night.
The passion of purple,
Serenity of blue wounds.
The orange hues of morning and evening
Where anticipation and destination meet.
We are a family of colour, yet colour-blind.