ONCE Pink Truck

© Matthew Word Bain

when I drove by in the morning
I saw ONE pink truck
and wanted to make a portrait
on my way back home
I had not thought through, however
the effect of Earth’s atmosphere
on the wavelengths of light
that would be hitting this truck
in the evening

this image I recorded
predicated on ONE pink truck
parked squarely in front of this house
home for the weekend
is lovely enough
the strangely pinkish orange
still a sight worth seeing
but I wish you could have seen it
hidden from the direct light of the sun
a subtle, glowing, and most unexpected pink
in this landscape of farm trucks and tractors
a breath of fresh, somewhat surreal, air…