Let There be Color

by Lavinia Kumar

$15 US
Chapbook - 30 poemsChapbooks.html

Cover Art by Lavinia Kumar

Copyright © 2015

The Lives You Touch Publications

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Green Curtains in ICU

Another patient leaves,

curtains are washed,

like rain splashed over dusty leaves,

and rehung on straight branches.

We saw them quickly drawn

past a sleeping young man

wheeled in,

his head bandaged,

two policemen

following closely

to sit by his bed

like poles tied around a sapling.

Curtains around Bill

were only closed

for toiletry,

the deep green

not summer

overlapping leaves,

but dense

to hide those behind.

Bill could finally

see their color

fourteen days after surgery,

in twenty-one he saw

the lace border:

white flowers,

a tropical forest

on top of the green.

Table of Contents

In Due Time

Memory Fractured

Es gibt ein Loch

Glimmers and Lightness

Perhaps To Wake Again

The Sad of Eyes

Cerebrospinal Fluid Drips from Nose

Patience Wanting

Meals come with the Blues

Unending Urns

Up to the Minute

Dad Will See My Face

Body, Let There Be Color

Pastel Colors

Itinerant Traveler

As Dusk would Fade

We are Like the Dreamer who Dreams

     and then Lives in the Dream


Mind Into Eye into Mind

Licensed Practical Nurse

She is Isis.  She is Prithvi.

Evening Machine

Daydream of the Gallery

Opto Kinetic Reflex Drum

Green Curtains in ICU

Collateral Damage

Tributes, Tributaries

Still the Nightmare at Home

Home Again

That Year