Dark Glasses at a Funeral
by Travis Laurence Naught
Blue is for Biloxi; iiiiiisouthern
sadness painted from deep water
stains. iiiiiAnother ocean color,
green. Flats are best seen from above,
hued by foliage beneathiiiii surface
waves. White saltediiiiii winds disrupt
blinking, red buoy lightsiiiiiiispotting
a Gulf of Mexico palette
during gray hurricane seasons.
No pot of goldiiiiiiat the end,
lightning’s rainbow shows only where
a search for the sunken begins.
Travis Laurence Naught is an author who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Full-length volumes of his confessional style poetry, The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012) and Still Journaling (e-book, 2013), are widely available. Travis is a burgeoning performance poet in the Spokane area and has toured as a feature on slam stages across the Northwest. He enjoys coffee, sports, and the outdoors.