Today is a blue day

 Today is a blue day

not the blue of a summer sky

not the blue of the Mediterranean

not the blue of bluebells in the greenest of meadows


This blue is almost grey

the grey of a stormy sky

the grey just before dawn in mid winter of the dreariest day of the year

the grey that wrings tears from your eye

for no apparent reason at all

Today is a blue day

My smile is gone.