A splotch of veridian,
A hint of cerulean blue.
One long streak of burnt sienna.
The painter dabs
The palette
With his brush.
A circle of cadmium yellow
Lights the scene.
More blue--
An ocean
Rolls onto the canvas.
A small sailboat
Drifts into view,
Its single passenger
Looking beyond the wheel.
The sailor wonders
About his destination.