Poetry Pause: Heidi Greco — Today is a day for yellow

Poem Author: Heidi Greco Poem title: Today is a day for yellow Poem: Today is a day for yellow foods: scrambled eggs and buttery toast, peaches by the side. At lunch, a bowl of soup: made from squash and curry, flaked with coarsely grated cheese. A day for lazy thoughts, strolling to the lake, taking in the last of autumn’s warm slanting lines. For supper, cut-up chicken, the comfort of stew, thick and flecked with golden bits of carrots. Later, a crossword I find curled amongst the kindling parchmenty, as if out in the sun too long infused with too much yellow light from such a blue blue sky. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Heidi Greco Originally published in Practical Anxiety (Inanna, 2018) Heidi Greco is a longtime resident of Surrey, BC and has lived on Canada's West Coast since 1970. She enjoys leading workshops on a variety of topics and writes book reviews for several publications. She likes getting creative in the kitchen, especially with the challenge of leftovers. In addition, she serves as a volunteer at a facility for incarcerated men in her community. Her two most recent books are Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart (Caitlin, 2017) and Practical Anxiety (Inanna, 2018). She also edited an anthology by writers from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, From the Heart of It All (Otter Press, 2018).