“Indigo,” New Era, Aug. 1997, 26


    Up I came through the world—

    A new and sometimes shining face.

    Led by those more experienced,

    Those who knew the world well.

    There were joyous times,

    Times that were colored the most beautiful oranges,

    With bright red lipstick smiles

    And the happy yellow sunshine.

    Then there were other times

    When I saw through my hollow tears the color

    Indigo—the deepest shade of blue.

    Illustrated by Jason Jacobs

    Photography by Justin Rowe