Thursday, December 12, 2013

Red (poem 254)

Red, the color of mistakes
And cowboy boots
And velvet cakes

Of hand-drawn hearts and valentines
And King Snake stripes
And most stop signs

Red, the hue of true love's rose,
And Dorothy's shoes
And lava flows

The painted lips of movie stars
And salmon roe
And F1 cars

The curtains on an old-time stage
And baboon butts
And primal rage

Red, the color of mistakes
And poppy flowers
And velvet cakes



(c) 2013, by Hannah Six