Beware a counsel within,
Of treacherous design,
It’s aim to keep you yellow.
There is a means to quell its suppression.
Acquiesce no more to cryptic inhibition.
You must meet head on,
the self’s embargo.
Lunge toward your veiled oppressor.
Fearless transcendence o’er doubt,
Intrepidly brilliant phosphorescence,
Blurring your yellow
Into gold expression!
Poem & Illustration by Elizabeth Boylan.