Shadows of desire - photograph by T Newfields
Desires are shadows
coloring our lives.

"I want this."
"I need that."

Each desire tints
the hues of our minds.

Some color themselves
with ruddy shades of passion
Others with purple tints of nobility
Many color themselves with gold or silver
& a few with dim ennui.

Can we ever be free from color
as lucent, transparent beings?

Can we quiet our petty desires
& transcend previous ceilings?