I see things in black and white.
Monochromatic screens that wipe out
All the colour that is supposed to brighten up my life.
I look up to the sky and see grey,
I look all around me and see black and white,
Or the grey middle area.
I hear people talk of colour in their lives,
The bright sunny yellows, the deep blue seas,
The green trees, the red roses.
All I see is dull grey skies, black seas,
Dark grey trees and even darker roses.
I suddenly notice the brightest splash of colour
For the first time in my life.
I wonder what it is,
And am immediately drawn to it.
It’s in the form of a T-shirt,
On a boy with the face the could light up the world with a smile.
I stare at the colour in awe
And follow it like a beacon beckoning me.
He stops and I get close enough to look at the colour that blinded me.
He notices me staring and a look of confusion crosses his face.
I reach my hand out and touch the colour.
All of a sudden my hand changes from a grey
To a colour I cannot yet describe.
A sudden explosion in the form of colours take place,
Spreading from my finger on the boy to the rest of me.
The ground I stand on changes colour,
The sky above me changes colour,
People all around have changed from grey
To diffenret shades of the colour of my skin.
I look up and I finally see the blue sky,
I finally see the bright yellow of the sun,
I finally see flowers with a variety of colours and shades.
I remember the boy in front of me,
He looks at me with big brown eyes
That draw me in.
His eyes seem to be asking me questions
That were unuttered by the mouth.
I smile at him and he returns it willingly.