Let There be Color

by Lavinia Kumar

$15 US
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Cover Art by Lavinia Kumar

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

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Pastel Colors

Light blue surgeons, residents, nurses

and the green glow ob-gyns,

join the cafeteria lunch line

served by the dark blues,

the very ones who deliver meals

to each patient at least two hours

before visitors, staff eat.

Deep mauve or wine

measure urine jugs,

fill mugs with ice water,

wash faces and bodies,

spend time, talk, with patients.

Color coordination, identification,

with a soupçon of pecking order,

helps patient, family –

akin to bottles lined behind a bar

making it easy to pick out

the better brand

from the not-so –

the familiar and the not.

You don’t have to ask.