When he returned today

the world had turned grey

While he still in technicolour


"This is most disturbing,

somewhat perturbing,

that all the world is duller"


said he, or words to that effect.

He pondered, only to reject,

many an hypothesis.


No reason, no rhyme,

but sat he, for a time,

subtle change during his remiss.


There he lay,

for many a day,

until he, too,

dimmed to grey.