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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Carlos

Black Flower

Updated: Oct 5, 2018

Based on true events

A watercolor painting of black roses and leaves with splashes gold paint and ink
"Black Flower" | Watercolor, Gouache and Ink | 2018

I color my sheep rainbow

Then I color my monkey yellow

Its head in red and purple

My teacher shook in sorrow

Then I color my rose black

Fin’ly my teacher calls my mother

Then my mother asked me back

Why color your flower black?

Just so-so, I smiled back

Then painted her kitchen with lac.

#poetry #childhoodmemory #blackrose

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