The Depth of “Black”

black is a rainbow you can’t see
a heart is too deep beneath
the skin that you read
like the chorus of colors
in the coral beneath the sea

black is the depth of a chasm
between the patience we have
to stop and fathom
individual atoms and our need
to stand for a national anthem

black is the absence of color
the lack of violet compassion
the void of golden concern
the absence of empathy
we have for another

black is a universe unobserved
nebula and nova, nuclear burn
intelligent imagination
spectra of black creation
to which few telescopes turn

Photo by Anete Lusina on

Published by Miles of Mindfulness

My name is Mike Bragg. I'm a Denver-based cycling enthusiast and a big advocate of mindfulness. I enjoy the outdoors, and I use mindfulness practices to help myself be more present with my adventures. I like to read challenging material, and I have a keen interest in ancient history and natural sciences.

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