Black is the most giving color
A piano’s glossy finish reflects her passion.
While a dead phone screen reflects regret.
Black is the coal miner’s fuel, to provide a family sustenance.
While draped in onyx and jade, black provides a gilded shield from life.
Notes on sheet music sing and sway.
While calculators compute a cold display.
Black suits caged to conformity.
But a biker's leather jacket frees to fly.
Black crowns the newborn’s tuft of hair, marking life’s initial breath.
Until a casket's edge marks the end in death.
Our black canvas gives itself to elevate light.
As stars are only visible at night.