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Unseen Color

Unseen Color
How do you describe something that can
Only be seen
To someone whose whole life is black
And cloudy
You use the tools that have been bestowed
Upon them

Take them to a sandy beach and have them listen to the crash of waves
Have them touch the cool water and how it matches the sky
Tell them to call upon moments of deep sadness
Times of tears and sorrow when everything was a mystery
How those moments match the strong water and the big sky
Bring them blueberries and have them taste the zingy fruit
Tell them that it matches the water, the sky and the tears

On a hot summer's day have them feel the warmth on their face
Tell them that it matches the the color of flames in a fireplace
Have them think of times of great anger when their face heats up
Times of the pressure in their chest being too much to bear
Tell them how it matches the warmth and the fire
Bring them a hot pepper and watch them cough on the spice
Tell them it matches the warmth and the fire and the anger

Bring them to a sunflower field and sit on the grassy ground
Have them feel the soft petals and how that matches the bright field
Tell them to recall moments of optimism and excitedness
Times when nothing could be ruined and happiness conquered all
How that matches the bright field and the soft petals
Bring them a plump sour lemon and watch as they pucker a smile
How that matches the bright field and the petals and the happiness

How do you describe something that can
Only be seen
To someone whose whole life is black
And cloudy
You take your whole wide world and
Make it theirs

-- Hannah M., 9th-12th Grade Guest