Pain As Spectrum

A New View


From less to more

less is the preferred

color although the hues

of more are inevitable.

Pain pills are white.

Headaches are grayed.

Stubbed toes are

shades of ouch.


Cuts are red sharp

pain shaded penetrating,

bruises blue to black,

slices the color of a

razor's edge.


Surgery is the universal

tint of all-body pain oozing

through the hair down to 

pale pink-throbbed toenails.






Author's Notes/Comments: 

after Dove

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