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