BE BLUE (jay)!

Cloudy and windless, but still brighter for the fresh-fallen snow.
In the midst of all this colorlessness
a jay outside my window
beams a vibrant blue,
and cries out in glorious defiance
against all colorlessness, all timidity in the world.
He shames and inspires me…
BE COLORFUL! BE VIBRANT! BE VIVID! BE RADIANT! BE BRILLIANT! NOW!