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Thomas Zimmerman: Blue

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Art by Bernice Holtzman 2022

Blue

 

by Thomas Zimmerman

 

 

Your mother’s favorite color.

Joni’s greatest record.

Sky

and sky

reflected in the water.

Unoxygenated blood.

 

A lonesomeness,

an inwardness,

a bruise,

sweet ache,

and easy riffing:

 

blue ribbon

blue pencil

blue collar

blue moon

 

the boys in blue

out of the blue

blue in the face

the wild blue yonder

 

true blue

blue blazes

Bluebeard

blue-haired lady

 

Kind of Blue

Midnight Blue

Blue Train

Two Steps from the Blues

 

blue note

blue spruce

blue movie

beaten black and blue

 

The skim-milk hue

of white folks’ legs in summer.

 

“Too full o’ th’ milk

of human kindness.”

 

Heaven.

And the stars that fleck

your one woke eye.

 

 

 

Thomas Zimmerman (he/him) teaches English, directs the Writing Center, and edits The Big Windows Review https://thebigwindowsreview.com/ at Washtenaw Community College, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. His poems have appeared recently in Haven SpeculativeSledgehammer, and Spellbinder. Tom's website:  https:/thomaszimmerman.wordpress.com  

Twitter: @bwr_tom   Instagram: tzman2012


Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have appeared in shows at various venues in Manhattan, including the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s Club, the Black Door Gallery on W. 26th St., and one other place she can’t remember, but it was in a basement, and she was well received.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2022