The Colors Just Don’t Mix
When we met,
I was a calm, light blue
mixed with dashes of royal purple
and flecks of bright green.
You were a deep, passionate red
dark red on the outside,
but on the inside I saw your horizon of bright red,
with hues of orange and sparks of yellow.
I saw your passion and desire to eat the world
that I wanted to follow you wherever you went.
Little did I know that your fire was all-consuming.
I thought that my water-like presence would tame your rampant fires,
but you saw it as quenching.
As we touched we created steam,
but you were afraid.
You thought that I would turn you into dull brown and dark grey,
ashes of what you once were.
As we struggled, we didn't realize that we were destroying one another.
My cool against your heat.
Slowly but surely,
we both sank
becoming a dark
1. light blue
2. royal purple
3. bright green
4. deep red
5. bright red
8. dull brown
9. dark grey