Okay. This is the first Riley I've written, and it gets progressively harder as you go along, so here goes. I wrote this, and then realized that I used a mispronunciation of the target, so I had to sloppily improvise. I apologize. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!
My prefix is just shy of white,
Yet is almost black, but not quite;
The subject of a show that may be airing tonight.
My infix subtracts the sun's glare,
The black-clad's exclusive eyewear,
But its price tag is, frankly, unfair.
My suffix was a famed engineer,
His impact on transport not mere,
But since his death has passed many a year.
Now change all of the long vowels (ā, ē, etc.) to short vowels (ä, ə, etc.), and take a crack at the final part:
We are those who betwixt two faults are trapped,
The structures that have long lain collapsed,
As earthly we have been properly classed.
Good luck, and once again, I apologize for the unwieldiness!
Gur cersvk, vasvk, naq fhssvk bireync.
Gurfr guerr uvagf ner sbe gur cersvk, vasvk, naq fhssvk, ohg va ab cnegvphyne beqre.
1) avpugf bqre qnf Orfgr 2) Gurer jrer svsgl 3) 1853