Visiting New Places

The skies are purple
in Inwood…
an Indiana town
where color is a bit off
on the common things…
a bit of a mystery the locals say

when passing through,
one sees a place a little touched
as if a sorcerer’s wand misfired
just at the start of twilight
and the color held.

It makes just a little difference
but great beauty and merely pretty
are made by definition, and even
the beholder can’t answer why.