as inspired by red fruit, and my brain
was flooded with a stream of consciousness
of all things red.
Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United
February 26, 2020
THOUGHTS ON RED
lips of Scheherazade … roses are red and I love
you .. right turn on red … blood of legions of
young men and women spilled in countless
wars … sweet, tart strawberry ripened on
the vine … color of the dress my mother wore
the first time my father saw her … sun-warmed
tomato from the garden … scarlet letter of Hester
Prynne … ruby flash of the wing of a cardinal
on a snowy day … rosy red apple that fell far
from the tree … russet red breast of the first
Spring robin … warm cherry pie with dip of
ice cream … red, white and blue my country
‘tis of thee … the crimson tide …Dorothy’s
slippers … Superman’s cape … and, lastly,
read is what I hope these words get (groan).
Image is my own digital art.