Orange with a Hint of Yellow

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a cold hepburn with whole milk

~

cars whisk by beating the

blinking crosswalk sign

you can see if

you crane your head

look through the clear door

blocked by a small bookshelf

~

sun and breeze great the two

at least they try to

brown turns to blonde

hairs waving back

perhaps the lights warmth

or from her nervous laugh

~

six feet or two or one

aged wood whispers tales

soft red worn dead

the pages too

robert burns and hays

van dyke and paintings grey

~

caffeine bouncing his leg

half a cup still left

in hand a pen

then to his phone

back to his free knee

eyes up nose down in books

~

Milk orange and velvet

zucchini and nut

a single coke

seems out of place

in this house on high

the chair opposite me

~

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