My black sunglasses

Legon Botanical Gardens. Circa 2018

There are so many eyes on me

So many stares, so many labels

There’s something about black

Black sunglasses

Boosted confidence?

Possibly

Black to go with everything?

Definitely

Protection from harmful sun rays?

Guaranteed

But none of these is the reason

For my copping of a pair

For as timeless as they may have made me out to be

There was something that I didn’t want the world to see

Black and White 

Down by the lakefront 
I live in a black and white world
Bottling my kaleidoscope 
To be carried to the distant

I am never satisfied
In a world of colour
For in a black and white world
There will alway be possibility 

There is a drive I thrive on
A burning flame of passion
Raw, unfixed thoughts 
Uncoloured dreams

Down by the lakefront 
Captured in a black and white photo
No blue to your sky, no green to weeds
More room for visions for the unsatisfied soul