Black Is

black is…
the color of the ocean floor
the color of the deepest well
the color of a witch’s cat
the color of a lover’s spell

black is…
the color of infinity
the color of a new-moon night
the color of secrecy
the color of a dream that never takes flight

black is…
the color of a broken heart
the color of a demented mind
the color of an empty life
the color left behind

black is…
the color I breathe
the color I see
the color I taste
the color that owns me

for black is…

Photo from Morguefile

51 thoughts on “Black Is

  1. Mary’s back!
    Nice poem, the all encompassing blackness pervaded each line and worked really well from ocean floors to…people.
    It’s interesting that black is the go-to for darkness beyond the colour, maybe it’s a cultural thing or natural?!

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  2. Aww – IΒ΄ve been waiting so long – so glad youΒ΄re back, dear Cathy!!! πŸ™‚ Been checking in your blog every day πŸ˜‰ This is an absolutely terrific poem!!! Every line sings to me and resonates in my heart!!! ThereΒ΄s magic in your fingertips, there really is!!! πŸ˜‰ And the finale is the icing on top – awesome!!! Wish you a tremendously happy weekend!!! xoxo ❀

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