12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

colour

we have a thousand
thousand windows
on the inside of us
they open out onto the world
they illuminate the inner
versions of versions
cast images
on the floor of our mind

to only be black and white
would mean only two windows
good / evil
light / dark
love / hate
left / right
man / woman

black and white did not exist
in childhood
before religion
ideology
education
before fear
and fear from others
built walls

we are beings
born artists
handcrafted by stars
on the inside we remain
in lands far from black / white
light fills us
from those thousand
thousand windows

if so black and white
you’ve lived too fearful
to take the risk
of comprehending how clouds
lap the sun when it rises and sets
the blue hush of April snow
on the sills
the myriad canine faces
in the pine wood cabinet
and each you’ve named

my sole prayer
for any traveller:
open all your windows
let it drink you again
until
as a baby
as a dragonfly
as the double rainbow
racing the train
you are drunk on every colour

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