Once again you peel back a layer of skin
To reveal a color that’s much more than the bright yellow
I thought I knew
The first time the yellow faded, a light gray
Started to burst at your seams
Creating a stranger,
but I kept you close despite my better judgement.
After the gray came burnt siena which unmasked your anger
And released what I feared the most,
The deepest, darkest red I have ever seen
But it was only for a moment,
Then you were yellow again
Which made it worth it for me to hang on, just a bit longer
Then just like that
you went back to being gray,
only showing your red
When we were out of the public eye.
.I thought Maybe I could be better,
Perhaps it was my turn to turn
Blue and lend you some of my yellow,
Which you so graciously took when offered
But you didn’t stop taking, you siphoned all of my yellow
Until there was no color remaining
Except the gray static that lay behind my eyes.
You left me in a puddle of my faded colors,
Took what you needed then left
So you could infect someone else.
Dani Eve- 2019