A scientist went mad to make
grasshopper wings to harness light,
refracting rainbows through the glass.

A child showed her how to take
a new approach with lesser might:
imagine colors as they pass.

The lady grinned, then disagreed:
"It's only in your head. You see?"

"It's clearly there," the boy agreed,
"and it's all I'll ever need."

Clearly © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 31, 2019