A shade of darkish-yellow was
The hue I had in mind;
The merchant with the cans of paint
Never miss a local story.
Had nothing in that line.
He showed a couple chips of paint
Then more he went to fetch;
“Why, these are pretty close,” he said
(Assertion that’s a stretch)
Despite the clerk’s insistence as
A mix-of-color broker
I had to say, “It’s hardly right;
At best, it’s medi-ochre.”
Don Munday, email@example.com