The Color Gray
Dawn breaks — another cloudy day
with mist and fog — all shades of gray.
My inner weather is the same.
Inside or outside, either way,
it’s just a melancholy day.
Which weather is to blame?
I’ll play myself a happy air
to drive the mist and fog away,
and make a melancholy day,
if not sunny, just as fair.
A funny thing — the color gray —
Some light gets in, some goes away,
A little warmth to keep the fire,
A little light to show the way.