Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

Blue Is Bigger Than Brown


I want to say blue is bigger than brown

I want to tuck it shade by shade into

the manifold curtain that slides across

my mind when I wake at 3 in the morning

and the world is an untenable thing

I want to pull the indigo flecks out of the shadows

that snap at my harried heels like hungry hounds

and use them (unsuccessfully) to pay for coffee at the French Press

I want to watch teal do a lap dance for cobalt coins

because it’s always so damn oh I don’t know sedate

but that isn’t very likely

I want to run my fingers across the blue ridge mountains

of a blue baby’s heart scar and think of the fragility of Time

I want to suck on a cerulean sky

and spit out the celestial toxins

maybe save a swallowful for myself

I want to pile robins eggs into a giant pyramid

in the centre of my overly furnished psyche

then shuffle around it chanting om mane padme hummmmm

to the beat of an oom pa pa band

I want to salute a naval-haired Prussian admiral

whose been hung out to dry like an old ship in dry dock

and tell him it’s not so bad being invisible

but overall the whole sapphire foofaraw

peacocking around the joint

like a feather boa wrapped round a choochy queen

well, just thinking about it gives me the blue suede hues

sometimes I think this whole blue business

is just a pigment of my colour blind imagination

and what I really want to do is lock my cynical self away

inside a lacquered vermilion box

(invisible to an azure sky)

                                                                                                                                                              the surface of a cyanide pill

lapped at by a tired pebbled tongue

                                                                                                                                                               by Harry Posner

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

One comment on “Blue Is Bigger Than Brown

  1. David Chesterton
    November 1, 2016

    What a colourful writer you are Dear H.P.
    Your blues are much brighter than browns are for me
    But the extra dimension
    The sauce I should mention
    Flows burnt umber brown, and known by Brits as — HP

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