The grayest sky,
the grayest sea,
no color is more in between extremes.
There’s nothing boring about the middle way.
Inclusivity is unlike the holier than thou 1% in every way.
When positive thinking marketers make darkness dim
and white cookie cutters grin,
the last option for compassionate artistic expression is gray.
Gray cements the foundation.
When the blackest building is demolished,
it’s the gray cornerstones that remain.
Black ties rule the night and white shirts rule the day,
but gray pants of every shade are here to stay.
As solid as stainless steel,
gray metal is more consistent than I feel,
from day to day to day.
Neutrals go with everything,
and for employees who go with everyone
an employer will handsomely pay.
Like the loyal stones, they stay.
There is nothing more lasting for our purposes than gray.
No matter our form, we will not go away.
Existing employment practices hold no sway.
We will have our day
when darkness turns to gray.