Yellow Streak

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

yellow roses
on the attorney’s desk—
lost case

            a yellow-bellied sapsucker
            under museum glass

small town—
a little yellow journalism
goes a long way

stock-market crash—
talk again
of the Yellow Peril

            errors in the Internet article
            about the Yellow Kid

yellow streak—
again I fail
to introduce myself