I Would Paint You

Deep violet

Over pale cream

Edged with sickly yellow

And lurid green

The canvas of your skin

Marred by shades of 

Violence and hate

I would paint you

With cool shades of tranquility

With warm shades of love

I would paint your limbs

With evidence of your beauty

Affirmation

That you deserve adoration

I would paint you 

With the flame of life

Burning bright

If only

You would let me

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