4 December: for V.V.

blue and yellow bubbles

The Colour of Plastic

Plastic is the colour
of my neighbour’s left eye.
Yellow is the colour
of his liver.

And if this were a story,
it would twist
like Rubik’s cube.

All the characters would
have their angles,
and I’d give them names,
like Rhombus and Scalene.

But this isn’t a story,
and my neighbour’s liver
is apt to be the death of him,

and I’ll remember
what he said, that
blue is the colour of plastic.


This poem is written for Visual Verse’s December ekphrastic prompt. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Image is created using AI Midjourney ©Misky 2022.

6 responses to “4 December: for V.V.”

  1. You’re very Plastic lately! Did you watch The Graduate?

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    1. I must stop watching Attenborough.

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  2. Love this, Misky! And I agree with Bump. You seem a little plastic focused. Did something happen that brought plastic to mind? Anyway, I love the way it sort of moves in a circle, this poem. And I love the story with the shapes for characters. Brilliant. And this has your confident voice that I really think is so you and so great.

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    1. I’ll lay the plastic-blame on VV’s flipping Rubik’s Cube. I had one once, and it drove me to distraction. Yesterday’s was a first attempt at VV’s image, but I didn’t feel that it was ekphrastic enough. I woke up, and this one came out of my head. And thank you so much for your very kind assessment.

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  3. I’m still laughing over your neighbor’s liver! 🤣

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  4. I never got the Rubik Cube right
    My brother was a whiz at it but I just got frustrated

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