By Eli Mousavi, Iran
International Institute of Akron


Green carries my mind to the beautiful years
I lived under trees with a roaring river

Yellow floats me toward sunshine
where I sleep with a deep breath

Red pours into kind hearts
when they pray for other people

Orange is the smell of life
Sweet and sour

White is kindness
The heart of God beating for us

Life is a colorful rainbow
on an iguana’s skin.