To a friend on why we should help the disadvantaged among us... My Box of Colours. I have been given a box of such exquisite colours to choose from. Just look. 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. TM - Miskwabi Lake, May 15, 2012.
Tricia McCallum is a Toronto freelance writer and also publishes fiction and poetry.