By Alida J. O’Loughlin
The hands extended as in an offering
The nails in supplication
To be touched, to earn approval
From the Master Colorist
Who thinks in terms of reds and purples
Of oranges and blues
Blues for the peaceful countrysides
Soiled by all the reds of blood
Soiled by Agent Orange as an additive
To purple burning sunsets, in destruction
The hands extended as an offering of peace
A supplication for forgiveness.
When not writing some poetry or short stories, Alida J. O’Loughlin is editing a memoir and trying to master new technologies in order to promote the artwork of her partner, Washington Ledesma, as well as her own photography.