"Yellow" - painting by Lindsey Nae Wright

Colors have new meaning
since the end of you

My favorite always yellow
is stained by the last breath you drew

Yellow once meant sunshine
when the season changed to fall
now it is the color of your skin and eyes

I think not the death of summer
but instead your suffering

Yellow was the stain on your teeth
one last cigarette

Because smoking meant more to you
than not being dead

Now I have a bag at home and
your bones are the contents inside

The bones sit there
in the dark
but I know
that they are yellow too

Lindsey Nae Wright is a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2022. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Medical Anthropology and minored in Pediatric Research. In her free time, she enjoys to travel, hike, and practice yoga. She loves to sample fancy cheese and drink coffee. 

Rubor Participation:
2020 Poem, Painting "Yellow"
2020 Poem, "Haunted"
2019 Poem, "Mourning's Glory"