So beautiful in hue,
Even as it sits on the muddiest pool.
So tender and yet tenuous…
The miscreant light which reflects
And refracts the oily texture
In brilliant shade of the rainbow.
What oil or fuel creates this film?
Which plays like a kaleidoscope
With the sunlight
Providing a spotlight
To highlight the false gloss,
The powder puff and schlap,
Which paints pollution as a pious prism
Splitting light into primary parts
And tenderly torturing the lungs
Of Us All!
Copyright Dale Beck 2018