After Every There 3

I want to claim
that burst of blue,
to register it is an
antidote to the explosion
of too much emotion,
the yellows, reds and greens
that bombard my morning
vision.  Can we get
along or can’t we?
Not when one young man
sets his anger on fire
and it’s lights out
for everyone around him.

In response to Eva Lundsager’s painting of the same title.

Originally published in December Magazine. Copyright © 2016 by Sally Van Doren. Used with the permission of the author.