True Colours

First published in
True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014) and in the 
Japanese Forms issue of Rattle (#47, Spring 2015), which editor Tim Green has said is the best-selling issue theyve ever published. Also the featured poem, with an audio recording, on the Rattle website on 23 June 2015.

true colours—
the abstract painting

                an off-colour joke
                from the psychiatrist

outside the lines
the kindergarten teacher

the realtor
talking too much
about local colour

                hardly colourblind
                the district attorney

technicolour sunset—
the photographer loads
another memory card