Legacy

Mine is many colours of the same.
It is light, dark, caramel and cane,
Melodious, ever-undulating waves
Of rich, smooth, café-mocha shades.

Chili cocoa, sweet and tan amaze,
Terra cotta, ruddy reds ablaze;
An ebony cacophony of ways
To fade to walnut latté as it plays.

Pale, white chocolate swirly-whirls always
Soothe copper browns and tawny peats and maize;
Mahogany, deep coffee beans on staves
Glissando into marble-fudgey glaze.

Many, many colours of the same …
My Legacy.

—Jodi Stelzer, Rottingdean, UK