Saturday, July 21, 2012

366 Days: I was born yellow


I was born yellow.
Like the bones of a dinosaur
dug up and studied
piece by piece.
Here you can see: 
he was an herbivore
he ran slower than the others
he probably swam
he smells like ancient smoke and dust
he was a coward.
I honor this mustard-colored fossil 
each year on my birthday
commiserate his fate
knowing my life will end in a blaze of sun also.
And that I am a coward, too.

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

girl-- you may be yellow like the sun and full of light but if there is anything you are not, it is a coward--- your yellow belly is a heart of gold and it shines with COURAGE. oxoxox, e

Jamie said...

i suppose we are all cowards at some point...love this!

Steph said...

I love this too. xo