Monday, November 1, 2010

November Poem-a-Day (#novpad) - Day 1

Black, White, & Indigo

The day after every primary color vanished
except for indigo
the world was outraged
but that's just what the historians say

no one was outraged

we were in awe
we found it interesting
we thought it was semi-permanent
and would rinse away

even the fear subsided a week or two later
when an explicit tape was "leaked"
and the fashion industry figured out how to
accessorize with a limited color palate


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Click here to see the prompt that inspired this poem.

3 comments:

Shari said...

Evelyn,
This is an interesting, fun, fanciful poem. It has that air of realness from the historical reporting to the fashion industry's adaptation. Very nicely done!

Shari

Sheila Deeth said...

Oh, that was really neat!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Thank you Shari and Sheila. Are you two also participating?