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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Carlos

Black Flower

Updated: Mar 31

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 colored my sheep rainbow

Then I colored my monkey yellow

Its head in red and purple

My teacher shook in sorrow


I colored my rose black

My teacher phoned my mother

My mother asked me back

Why color your flower black?


Just so-so, I smiled back

Then I painted her kitchen with lac.



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