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

All rights reserved.


The quiet voice

rises over the sea

of white sheets,

in anger.

His beard, his fear

shout a storm

of red

over his Dad,

his love

on high flash

of tooth and claw,

his deep tracks


the pre-op murmurs


the O.R. door,

his father’s


in sudden


their patient

is a family man

not the number

at the end of a bed.

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