Stories in Poets that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
I AM EVERY COLOR
I AM EVERY COLOR I am every color. A palette of beauty, A blended spectacle, uniquely crafted fiber by fiber.
We've Made It
I came from the deep blue of my parents' struggles. The navy blues of passports and the expanse of sea through a plane window.
As a child, my name, Freesia, would get mistaken for Fuchsia. And before I was born, they’d decided colors, too, had genders—and would place me
I am Black. The darkest color on the wheel; The complete absorption of light.
upside down, backward, and inside out
upside down, backwards, and inside out you happen to be able to read me I’m a bad actress and I can’t help that my heart wants someone else
Neurodiversity is an umbrella of colors Color creates reactions It changes thinking patterns When I was diagnosed with depression, I was sky blue
A Good Name for a Human
Brown was the color of the corduroy pants Peeking out from under tulle tutus. Monster trucks in the mud and vroom-vroom sounds.
The Elephant Says
The Elephant Says that i trivialized its complexion- i saw something i perceived to be worn- and i equated it to my misery-
7 Haiku Poems for Mothers
1. Morning Sickness I don't feel so well Every morning up it comes Still, I flush with pride 2. Unwelcome Advances Why do strangers think
Walking Between Raindrops
In the aftermath that is the echo of inflicted evil, I wear a color you’ve never heard before, leaving me cursed to never be without chaos and contradiction, poetry in a world still learning the alphabet
We are a forest, filled with creaking, sighing trees - evergreen, deciduous, lush and decaying. Leaves carpet the ground, and mushrooms flourish, safely nestled against the damp warmth of a city of roots, whose owners stretch out of sight above them, infinite. Animals carve paths amongst us all
The Colors of Love
Black obscured my vision of the world for longer than I cared A cloud followed close behind as it had been tied to my shoes