as beautiful as you

white horizon
black ground
white flowers
black trees

a little white turtle
with a little black tulip
gazed at the cross-hatched moon.
a small, forward step
followed by another
as the turtle wandered
towards the tiny distant pond

a little ocarina
started playing in the distance
as the flower changed its color
to a vibrant yellow hue

and the change surprised the turtle
who had never known a colour
and said "i don't deserve a friend
as beautiful as you"

and so the turtle dropped the tulip.
and the tulip lost its pedals,
and the tulip said "it's funny
cause i saw her the same way"

march 21, 2021