Maya Mudgal // NEUTRAL

Let them be red,

always violent, tumultuous, full of passion,

but the color of rage.


I’d rather be a light gray,

neutral and calming,

like stately cliffs rising high above the sea

full of the promise of what could be.


To have brought life to barren lands,

to be a powerful force, wild, yet restrained.

To be a bringer of tranquility,

or a new, clean slate.


I’d rather be underappreciated, and

ignored in the pursuit of something more,

than to be overused and abused,

manipulated and modified.


I’d rather be bland, boring, neutral

than a vibrant primary.

If I could find my own way,

I’d rather be a dull, light gray.