Jody Azzouni


The Colored Hope

Originally published in Tight 7:1, 1996
Added 11/09/2020
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The Colored Hope

Poem | Jody's Notes


Color is like a flat god,

scraped away at a

moment’s notice; even

violet shrinks before

our very eyes.


And yet, and yet:

the black cat licks his paws,

leaving a blur of ink!

And outside, the gory

of color: the bees

spinning in ecstasy.


The pollenized memory

brightens the long wait

night brings.