Olive azure cream
Charcoal ochre grey
Palettes in the subway
bereft of natural green

Terracotta paint
scuffed and dingy blue
Mosaic chips worn through
Layers exposed and faint

Amazed that such a place
holds so much to inspire
Maybe I will tire of
this sunless grimy space

But not while I can get
Golden yellow emerald
Ecru stained with marigold
and red pairs well with violet
I see

-EJP

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