Black and Blue

Connecting color to our thoughts can bring a memory, an emotion or imagery to life. This poem is written from the power of color and how we might imagine where our loved ones go when they’ve left us here.



eyes close on rings of blue
blackened at their core
like the dark hole
you dropped through

I despise the mystery where you’ve gone
how you are I do not know

dreams by day
you come, dragonfly
here is the mystery
I do not despise
your whisper under my skin
refuting the physics of sweet touch

a single desire insists
let us rip this ragged veil
which separates us still
and share your gemstone view

What colors do you see when you think of your loved ones? Do the colors or scenes change if you close your eyes? 



Monica Sword

Monica Sword is an aspiring author and artist living a deeply heartfelt life. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, she struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that produces her most meaningful life work. On her website,, Monica inspires and encourages others to honor their heart and soul in mindful ways.