The Essence of the Color, the Color is Black

The color is black,

All colors it lacks,

The color of soot on the railroad track.

 

The color of grief,

Of morbid belief,

The color that is worn by a burglary thief.

 

The color of night,

Of a terrible blight,

The color of blindness when you've lost your sight.

 

The color of coal,

Of a cold-hearted soul,

The color of a deep, unending, cavernous hole.

 

The color of tar,

Of the end of a star,

The color of choice in a Model T car.

 

The color of crows,

Of a puppy dog's nose,

The color of white knight's chessboard foes.

 

The color of gloom,

Of destruction and doom,

The color inside the womb and the tomb.

 

 

 

The End

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