by Kasandra Larsen
Sun. Butter. Marigold. Egg yolk. Lemon. Canary
and the background of giraffes.
pus, mucus, phlegm,
Secretions. A sickly shade.
An insult. Bruised
ego. Being afraid.
and growing pains. The amber slant
of light in morphing mirrors, angst.
Or a quick burst of speed.
One minute, thirty-six seconds into the third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto
No. 5, Op. 73.
at the moment of death.
allowing for possible
happiness. The ability
to let go,
not to keep those kinds of secrets.