Red, ripe as blood and sweet as pain.
Red flashes, danger nears.
Red the tint of smoke-warmed skies.
Red does anger best on a page.
Red streaks infection.
Red, the flush of humiliation.
Red lolls between fangs in a threatening mouth.
Red the irrevocable stain.
Red screams, “STOP.”
Red swoops in cursive ‘cross a valentine.
Red blinks, help is on the way.
Red spreads a smile from ear to ear.
Red the delightful bite of old merlot.
Red the life inflating veins.
Red the belly of spring’s robin.
Red polka-dots on summer’s floor.
Red shares warmth from winter’s hearth.
Red the shade of fertile earth.
Red, the words, “I love you.”