A little ditty about welcoming color and change into life 🙂
his wife is named Hazel, his son is named Ford.
Their house is all brown and so is their car,
not a color in sight, not even a star.
They get up at sunrise and eat oats and toast,
they make their brown beds, and put on brown clothes.
Then Tucker Dee Bored he goes off to work,
Ford goes to High School, Hazel’s a clerk.
They all do their jobs, the same every day,
without any thought to blue, pink or grey.
and landed on Tucker who was home watching flies.
And that “THING” exploded and dripped everywhere,
all over his house, on his furniture and stairs.
And suddenly his life was no longer brown,
there were colors like lava, passion indigo, speckled clown.
At first he was blinded by all the color in sight,
for there was only brown, never mossy gem, sienna light.
But slowly he buzzed and tingled and glowed
and frowned at his brown oats and toast,
and began craving pizza and roasted plum salsa
and upside down pineapple roast.
And just at that moment arrived Hazel and Ford,
who’d been shopping for brand new brown beds,
And without really thinking Tucker picked up a cup
and threw “THING” all over their heads!
And as Hazel and Ford stood there dripping,
color steeping into brown clothes,
they too began craving oranges with onions,
blue ice-crème and strawberry snow cones.
Then they all began throwing cups of “THING”
on their neighbors and all down the street,
and soon the whole world was dripping with color
all over everyone’s feet!
And after that day, that fateful day,
the “THING” dripped all over them,
Tucker Dee Bored and Hazel and Fords
clothes never matched again.
April Aronoff/Diana Ray
Photography by Diana Ray