Orange by Raven Murzinski
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Orange by Raven Murzinski

A poem of differences.

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Orange by Raven Murzinski
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Orange

Tarah loved yellow,

the bright yellow of the sun

the stars and bumblebees.

She would paste pictures

of gaudy hues on our wall.


But I? Nary a kind thought

for the tacky colour.

It lit a fire in my soul.

And every poster she posted,

I would tear down with speed.


Year after year we fought,

on paint, on clothes,

garden flowers and candles,

Writing over each other’s ink.


On the day of our divorce,
I had not much to say.

She wore a yellow dress.

I thought she looked better in red

guess it’s too damn hard to make orange.

Raven Murzinski

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