Colour my world


Dedicated to my beautiful youngest daughter on her 16th birthday

at the low point of my life

with no desire to fight

the weight of a trillion worries

pinning me to the bed

the view from my room

as grey as the day before

the world bereft of beauty

my interest in it fading

bottles, needles

so much goddamn beeping


then you entered the room

my heart began leaping

“Get better Dad, I love you”

you said with a nervous smile

I suddenly felt it

the room suddenly had colour

life was worth living

the difference between color and colour is “U” (you)