Blue

The color blue.

The color of the ocean
The sky above
The rivers
The lakes
The bird in the tree
clear and bright all.

But lately, this color is
f a d i n g. . .
The oceans
Awash with the blood of animals.
The sky
Hazy with smog.
The rivers
Run brown with oil from the streets.
The lakes
Murky and slime with pollution.
The bird
Flew away with the sound of a chainsaw.

Where did the color go?
Why did it leave?
How do we get it back?
...
Did we do this?

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