Synesthesia

Imagine losing a perception 
An entire     sense
Sight
Hearing 
Touch
Goodbye everyday independence 

It is taken for granted
no?
What about a perception 
never experienced? 
Incredibly difficult to imagine 
But when     senses    merge
Ah
A beautiful hybrid is born
A singer
Hears a pitch
Matches that pitch with     color
Color? 
It is                                    violet-red 
the pitch
Liquid and smooth 
And so a sound emergesfrom the singers mouth
                                         violet-red
Liquid and smooth
 Music 
always a light show 
Orb of                               blue 
Passes
Waves as it goes
Drums make its presence known
An orchestra 
A display of the most glorious sunset
Sit
Listen
Watch
Take it in
Transparent yet bright
      Awe
 Math
Less beautiful 
Five is                                   blue
Two is                                   yellow
Five plus two must equal     green
Six
But it is                                 orange?
Seven
Brain speaks in                    color
Does not compute math
 Memorization
Now that one is easy
It is just a band of      color 
License plates
Birthdays
Names
Credit card numbers 
Each little character soaks itself in Personality 
Gender
                                 Color 
 It glows
Engraved in memory 
 To touch
Finger tip meets table
Water droplet images dance
Phone vibration
                                hot pink 
electron rings sizzle
 Pain
When it is severe 
The Doc says level eight through ten
Deep                               purple 
Normally 
                                        yellow
Sometimes outlined in     green
                          red
bubbles shuffle around 
In the                yellow
 Joy bathes in     neon 
Girl somedays
boy another
 Like February 
 Like Monday 
 Even though     pink
It is aGrumpy  housewife 
Menopause 
Or
Grumpy old man
Fitting regardless 
 And you
 You are a     light tan
Unless brain knows you
In which case
Any              color 
imaginable
Other than 
                    light tan
Much more entertaining 
 Depth and definition 
Is paired with 
Personality 
An understanding of you
Formed
 It is every
Element
Of my 
                      Life 
 Down to the basics
Down to Monday
 Now lose a     sense
 Cope
 Carryon 
 Not so easy
huh?
 Survival
yes
                       But living? 
No.

This poem is about: 
Me
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Comments

abbyy_duanne

I love this

MARs

This was honestly so beautiful.

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