For all the implied simplicity and forthrightness,
White is an unholy terror for matching.
the worst kind of duplicity—
the pure one, so called,
is just like the rest—for who is to say
your Snow White is not my silver lining;
your crisp white paper, the haggard chalk in my hand.
Quirky, naming a dark grey shade of paint “Honest Abe,”
Naming a very white-grey shade “Edge of Night”
without even waiting for a respectable
Just like the black in your foulest nightmare--
It's just “Charcoal Grey” to the make-up industry,