do you see color?

do you see color?

A Poem by J. B.


the passerby with vague expressions;
        the foretelling of the oblivious.

bald heads, red heads
     limping left leg of an old woman carrying 
bundles of groceries in brown paper bags down sidewalks, uneven and cracked

long over-due
to be paved anew

distant eyes scan the distant shapes of concrete buildings and
blocky yellow taxi-cabs 

blank eyes scan the world around her, expressionless, as her feet
propel her forward, subconscious in manner

an impetuous movement

Do you see color,
I wonder

or only the dull gray cement pavement that coils its' way through 
this concrete jungle;
as the emotionless expression on your face
would suggest

look closer, my dear, and the vibrance of the world becomes clear in the lives that
surround you

blue eyes, pink dyed hair
tan wrinkles and brown freckles

long scraggly white beards with gold-tinted ends;
a reflection of many seasons, many places
and tugging little fingers that pulled in hopes of
                                                               it belonging to St. Nick

these colors tell stories

        and I see your colors despite the gray cloak of disposition you indignantly wear 

but you still bump right into me, as if you hadn't noticed me walking towards you the
opposite direction.

you don't acknowledge the interaction. 

Ignorance is color blind 

© 2017 J. B.

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You've eyes... and sight - not always the same thing.
I wouldn't have used ALL of your words - I tend to assume less I think, but that's just me.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Nicely done. Makes you visualize the scenery. Well described. Enjoyed. Keep it up.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Fantastic word choice. Very enjoyable

Posted 1 Year Ago

Colors. Such living colors everywhere we go. It feels like I am walking with you and seeing the things you are seeing at that moment. I also appreciates the color everyone radiates. Very well written.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Strong ideas. Another one to ponder from you. Great stuff. I think you meant "indignantly" though.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Seeing all the shades of life is a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Wow this is great
You have a great style

Posted 1 Year Ago

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