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Slow Fade

by Lori Johnson

In a world of iridescence,
she grapples
for the other side of green.

Black
and fading,
Caught in the undertow.

She begs the question,
Why, oh why
am I so blue?

05/07/2009

Posted on 05/08/2009
Copyright © 2022 Lori Johnson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 05/08/09 at 02:21 PM

Might be the surroundings. Never know. Nicely done.

Posted by Kris Mara on 05/08/09 at 03:58 PM

very nicely expressed here

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/08/09 at 07:49 PM

Sometimes the heart just seems heavier than others. Nicely written Lori. And it is the other side of colors we need to look at once in a while.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 06/26/09 at 05:36 PM

Green and blue - my favorite color combination - but always somewhere below the surface the darkness lurks and threatens. Poetry is the pill that floats the psyche - thanks for taking it.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 09/16/09 at 10:46 PM

b e f i t t i n g * b l u e * l o v e l y * s a d

[Upon reading this, I thought "oh! my biographer!"]

;)

Posted by Allison Smith on 09/22/09 at 04:45 AM

This is spectacular.

Posted by Stephan Anstey on 10/20/09 at 06:04 PM

aisle eich dis

Posted by Michael Faraday on 03/12/11 at 01:32 AM

Enjoyed this. Thanks, m

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 12/27/14 at 06:10 PM

great title, love "she grapples for the other side of green." i'm falling down and down into this feeling. great imagery. congrats on POTD. xopk

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/28/14 at 02:15 AM

Congrats on POTD!

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