There is a wailing question raised
in flaming red, the haute couture
There is a wailing question posed
in the garish yellow of modish
There is a wailing question echoes
in corny orange, day-glo, hippie spirit
There is a wailing question recorded
in the green mansions of howler monkeys
There is a wailing question reverberating
in blue whales of blue oceans
There is a wailing question reprised
in indigo rain of tropical trees
There is a wailing question prayed
in ultraviolet light of mountains
A nine-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, Karla Linn Merrifield has had over 500 poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has twelve books to her credit, the newest of which is Bunchberries, More Poems of Canada, a sequel to her Godwit: Poems of Canada (FootHills), which received the Eiseman Award for Poetry. She is assistant editor and poetry book reviewer for The Centrifugal Eye (www.centrifugaleye.com).
Visit her blog, Vagabond Poet, at http://karlalinn.blogspot.com.