a brown dress, a blue dress,

a brown dress, a blue dress,
and white, white, white,
a long day, a short night,
and wind in the trees,
the green twists and whips
in it, the women sit indoors
describing their days
to each other, thinking
their thoughts, thinking
and saying their minds in
partial ways, a young woman
in white, two older women
in white, a young woman
in brown, a middle aged
woman in blue,
say their say as if
it all has come to this