Orange

Orange,
Orange,
Marigolds,
Monarch butterflies.


Orange as the tiger, the fiercest cat around,
Orange as the maple leaf that falls without a sound.

Orange for October
when pumpkins dot the fields.

Cantaloupe melons,
kumquats and papaya,
Garfield and life vests,
orange morning sun.

Orange,
Orange,
butternut squash soup,
delicious, drippy creamsicles.

The Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise.
sweet potatoes and goldfish,
barbecued chicken wings,
apricots, basketballs, poppies.

Orange sun at end of day,
melting in the bay’s waters
and spreading streaks of color
across the sky’s fading canvas.

Here are some books you can use to find mentor poems and ideas about colors to help you write.