terra di sienna

Two tiny droplets
a morsel of medicine

Crayola-colored sienna.
A color from the box
with the sharpener
in the back — implying
grand accomplishment.
A budding artist, would, of course,
use them down to the nub —
. . . peel – sharpen – draw

Two miniscule pellets
of prescription medicine

Where else did you ever
hear the word sienna?
(We live exclusively in
shades of black and gray.)
Thirty-days, taken at bed time.
A few well-worn hours before
you pick another color, draw
inside the lines again a
new-born day of maybe —
. . . peel – sharpen – draw

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2 thoughts on “terra di sienna

  1. I so completely love this post, Marissa. Coloring has ALWAYS been my most favorite thing to do…to this day. Sooo therapeutic. And, it’s been a number of months…hhmmm…thanks for the reminder! :~)

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