Yellow is the most
primary of the colors,
owing nothing to any
of the others. Many
descendants come back
repentant and sullied
to celebrate yellow’s
anniversary, but yellow
is unapproachable, not
antisocial but not
interested in sitting
at the table with
tainted yolks or
nouveaux chartreuses
or any of the other
abuses of the palette.
Yellow’s indifferent
to blue’s inducements
and despises orange,
red’s bastard coinage.
He’s selfish, yes you
could say he’s selfish:
but it is Spring’s wish
just at this brief
first note before her
fantasia to soft petal
every shade but acacia.