Black and White

Poetry by Lily Burke

Photo by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

I once read this story concept that the world is black and white until you meet your soulmate and then the world explodes into color.
In some cases it happens slowly, first, you see the green in their eyes
or the pink to their lips and the color bleeds into the world.
And in other cases, all you need to do is blink and the world erupts into color.
Both cases would be extremely overwhelming because colors are beautiful and color itself is overwhelming.
Now, this concept is just that, a concept.
There is no truth to it in the grand scheme of things.
But maybe there is a little truth.
I’m not saying that my world as recently exploded into color, but colors look a little brighter.
Blues seem bluer
and the sun seems to shine a little brighter and maybe it’s because spring is on the horizon but I don’t think so.
Because now when I look at brown the color of your eyes fills my mind.
When I see soft pinks or bright reds I think of how easily you can recreate the color on my cheeks.
I don’t think my world went from black and white to a kaleidoscope of color,
but I do think that you make my world a little brighter.

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Lily Burke is a senior at Clayton A. Bouton High School and the Blackbird Review Editor-in-Chief. Her work has been published frequently in the Blackbird Review.