One Bright Hue

You twist the cube,
try for one bright hue to fill your eyes, 
fumbling to build a blue wall 

that shines 
like a clean childhood sky, 

but the fingers fail and the cube bleeds, 
refusing to comply, its fuming patches 
bragging bitter truth,
describing the sickness that grins 
between the seams.
You drop the cube,
close your eyes 
and dream.

©Jane Paterson Basil

Written for Reena‘s Xploration challenge #196. Sorry, Reena, my WP editor has a glitch: hard as I try, I can’t get it to highlight the whole name of your post when creating a pingback.

10 thoughts on “One Bright Hue

  1. Hi Jane, how are you going .. I liked your intriguing poem about ‘ice-cubes’ .. coincidently I wrote about ‘ice-cubes’ a few weeks ago .. ice-cubes conjour up interesting images ..

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