I have been given a box of such exquisite
colours to choose from.
Dozens, hundreds, an entire spectrum.
So plentiful, so easy to share.
Go ahead: Dip your brush into the emerald,
take from the scarlet, the azure, the marigold.
Sample the vermilion, the verdigris.
The cool lavender also awaits.
The wells are deep. Paint your picture:
I still have more than I shall ever need
to paint my own.