Liquid Amber

Saturday poetry prompt: mourning transitions

Ann Marie Steele
Sep 28, 2021 · 2 min read

“What a horrible thing yellow is”— Edward Degas, French impressionist/realist painter

Truth bubbling from my honeycomb tongue
drip, drip popping tangerine shots
ripe with hope cloaked in liquid amber scents
close but no cigar as these burning embers float