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Not colour blind
colour impervious since birth
monochromed certainty
his only reality always
scuba diving he catches a flash
in coral
of what can only be
he surfaces and discusses
explains and interrogates
returns to paradise
occasionally to find
heart stopping moments of perfection
intermittent transforming joys
that teach him only
of the comparative mundanity
of his existence
but the joy of which
give him release enough from this grief
to bear the world with a smile
at the thought of colour to come

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The following comments are for "Not Colour Blind"
by TC Mann

Interesting concept
I have often wondered what it is that should deminish enjoyment of life for those who have had a condition since birth as not knowing any better also means not knowing any worse.
The best I can put it down to is social conditioning of normality. It is 'normal' for people to form long term relationships & it took quite some years for me to appreciate the way I am & to enjoy domestic solitude.

( Posted by: ozpink [Member] On: January 26, 2004 )

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