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Rachel Mayfield


the most unpopular crayon

the color my wedding dress was not

the sum of all the colors of light

and the absence of any pigment

a Beatles album and a Carroll rabbit

52 of 88 keys on a piano

the color of my blank sheet of paper

void of creative ideas.

white color white collar

the white elephant of a White House

with its little white lies

whitewashing the scandals

that stain our country.

whites always stay separate from darks

in the Laundromat of humanity

white trash, white eyes,

white coat, white ties . . .

the last color we see

when we throw up our white flag

against the darkness

of this world.