Emerald and aqua, then scarlet hues
A streak of pink or pastel blue
Colors swirl together with beauty and grace
Pencils meet paper with the sweetest embrace
Everyone warns "Stay inside the lines"
But, out of them is where the true creativity bides
Art can't be contained by streaks of black
And limitations yield pieces that lack
I sigh out a breath of contentment and peace
For it is in coloring that I experience release.