Pink Nails

Oh, look at your nails!
   They're done so well.
Do you like them?
They're a little bit of the beauty
   Of this world
   Sparkling through your bedroom drabness
For you -- just lying there waiting.

Do you like pink?
I can see you out on the town
   All in pink.

The sky is hazy;
   The view is drab -- all tans and grays
   Of compressors and vents:
Your pink nails starkly beautiful
   Against the dullness --

Your life's light shining still.

©2010, John A. Mills