I made a watercolour with tears
(a landscape if you need to know
if you need that picture of love).
There were black patches all over
and not shadows, that’s what happens
when you put all the colours together
this is what artists know about:
inside the black there is
sunny yellow of hair; there is
deep blue of eyes; there is
mellow tan of skin —
soft and strong all at once,
like me, like this, like
the black puddles of emotions
all together, mixed
and drying fast on the skin.