Ode to the Color Yellow

Yellow is

the best color.


It’s butter on popcorn

At a movie theater.


It’s a sunflower lifted toward the sky,

A VW Bug stuffed with friends,

Hip-high rods of cement and steel

That tell you it’s safe to walk here.


It’s a glass of lemonade

On a hot summer day,

The star atop a Christmas tree,

A happy-face sticker in first grade,

A diamond street sign that says

. . . . . . Slow down.

. . . . . . . . . . . Breathe.


It’s pages of an old book,

A perfect, flaky pie crust,

A post-it note.


It’s a daisy from a friend

On a hospital-room table.


The world would be better

If there was more yellow.


About A Daughter's Story

I'm an author and a teacher exploring the world and the stories and ideas it holds.
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