Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
tonight’s sunset mentions us
both. i can’t believe it, you’re here, warm
hues, golden as ever. what had plagued me, now—
how i soar: orange
burned & charred—remains my salvation
ode to orange
the first time i saw you, for the second time, i noticed: something new
though beauty still sublime, orange hair—
another thing i didn’t understand. was it
an accident or act of despair? i couldn’t ask—communication banned.
what had been my least favorite & least encountered
color, i was forced to savor it, while others seem duller.
the fruit, the smell: these i expected. but candy corn,
construction cones—unforeseen instances:
my own personal hell, just as He forewarned.