Poem with an explanation: Fading

with time
the color fades
as the bright hues float off
within the hands of sun and rain
like mist

This poem was inspired by the fading wood of a fence.  The color of the wood in some way lessens, but at the same time, any individual moment of that lessening is not perceptible nor is where the color is taken.  It is as if the color slowly disappears.  The poem is meant to express that idea.