The Maynard
Spring 2016

Mormei Zanke

What Colour Is That?

You point to a cloud
on the horizon. Freight ships
blink and steam. It’s orange, I say.
A few months ago you asked
for the colour of my eyes. Brown.

All this time you thought
they were green. I go for months
forgetting until you ask my opinion
on chinos and socks. A display of
hyacinths. The Los Angeles Clippers
home jersey.

A diver jumps from the pier into
the water. We watch two different
sunsets play out. Three hundred sixty
degrees of splash. Deuteranopia
on the beach.