I never liked the color

Red

It’s always been

A little too bold

For my liking

A little too bright

Too audacious

Never a good match for my complexion

It was the color of the lipstick

That I always wanted to wear

But never had the right occasion

Red was the color my life turned

When I lost control

Red was an angry color

Glaring and irritable

But then

One day

I remembered that

Red was the Cardinal

That was always outside Grandma’s window

Red

Became the color of my car

And the shoes I loved SO much

Even though I only wore them

Once

Red was the color of

The tulips in the grocery store

And the berries we picked growing up

And suddenly I thought

Maybe Red wasn’t so bad after all

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