I see you in earth tones:
green when you round the corner on the trail in front of me,
brown when you pick me up again clean and fresh from a day in the sun,
gray when you move in close and shine your hungry eyes into mine.
and I know that I am the deep purple of twilight
shining with stars yet murky with shadows.
but I think the day and the night,
like the sun and the moon,
are better when they blend together
as dusk and dawn.