What is the color of peppermint?
Like his breath in the morning after a shower,
an invisible must grazing, cooling your cheeks
Is it red and white stripes on a stick
where the red rubs off to color pink tongues a shade darker
the white is left feeling naked and thin
Perhaps white, then,
Fresh clean snow wafered in dark chocolate
-the kind that breaks softly between teeth like a lisp-
But then when melting, it drops translucent
pure essence of crisp exhilaration for the senses.
Clear, clean liquid of angels
Or is it green? Like the leaves of its mother
releasing the scent whenever someone comes too close
Blue- like the toothpaste carelessly left on the sink
or the gum that got stuck in your hair once
or the color of her eyes, cool, curious
What color is peppermint?