Thursday, June 29, 2017

Color Poem #16

the exact pink of the
giant pink balloon
tentacle wings
on the backs of
the roller skaters
is hard to pin down

it’s a gay pink sure
the pink we know
the pink of pink triangles
pink buttons and badges
of drag queen lipstick
and punk rock haircuts

but being made out of latex or rubber or
whatever it is that balloons are made of
with air inside it
and light behind it
this pink glows in mysterious ways
making it tricky to put a name to

a powerful pink
a hilarious pink
a pink which reminds you that
strength and whimsy  are not
as we sometimes think them
mutually exclusive

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