Our sister’s favorite color,

a color murmuring end

of sunset, a color fading

into dusk, liminal time

between light and dark,

between the quick and

the dead. Did she know

all along she would be

the first to depart?

Erna Kelly

Erna Kelly is a retired English professor (UW-Eau Claire). Her poem, Molt, will be part of the Wausau Arts Center’s 2023 Poetry Month window display. Her poem Yellow was given an honorable mention for the March 2023 Wilda Morris challenge. Published poems can be found in Poetry Hall, The Aurorean, Bramble, and several Ariel Anthologies.

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