6-7 Ode To Black

(A poetry instructional book suggested writing odes to colors. Hence:)

Ode To Black

Ink. Print.

Oil. Ford Model T. Soot. Tires. Ice. Tar. Coal. Tape. Boards. Clarinet. Lone Ranger’s mask.

Widow. Raven’s eye. Mamba. Cat. Panther. Bear. Wolf. Beretta. Funerals. Clergy. Umbrellas.

Pupils. Mascara. Eye liners. Head. Hair. Combs. Nail polish. Shoe polish. Tuxedo. Top hat.

Leather. Gothic. Devil. Witch’s dress. Dracula. Bats. Mass. Magic. Onyx. Gunpowder

Market. Judges. Mail. Guard. Sheep. Foot. Skin. Jack. -and-blue. Eye. History. Power. Belt.

Olives. Pepper. Beans. Rice. Coffee. Tea. Grapes. Pudding. Berries. Licorice.

Out. Clouds. Rain. Matter. Energy. Hole.

Paint it Fade to

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