They paint me red, ambiguous smile,
Dark green, blue, black, deep thought,
Bees in the hive, hard worker – quick thinker,
Forgettable, likable, picture painter, word animater,
Console, counseller; adviser – blank page,
Fossil: where did she come from?
Feline instinct – back off,
Crone’s cackle – come hither,
They pluck my strings – alternative tune,
Sing low, speak up –
Bright eyes, cold hands.
I am green,
Then a red Rothko painting,
Cave brushing – immovable stone – border treading,
Clay mother, lupine maiden –
Paper dancer in a walled garden:
Heartbroken, headstrong, scared shitless –
A rose in bracken;
Dreaming of colours.