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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Red
By Bonnie Enes


I
cardinal red
slides over cornflower blue
lands on pine green
sings sings sings
for his rouge tipped woman
who sings him home

II
Chinese red notebook
enter words
of cinnabar claret
crimson

III
Cherry red neon glows
S H O E S
apparition of desire
floats in the navy night

IV
port-wine cover
of The Artist's Way
in used book store
calls out take me home
drink from me

V
stoplight red
shoots off in my mind
after your return
of only 3 days

VI
burgundy wine
sipped during the night
brings
blackness

VI
on the maroon vines
of egg shell blue morning glories
rain drops wait
evaporate

VII
slick terra cotta glaze
of brick buildings
after the storm

VIII
vermilion leaves
appear here there
glisten
after the storm
give notice
change is inevitable

X
recently painted
wagon-red desk chair
once beige demands
sit down write

XI
scarlet fur coat
bought
after the divorce

XII
eating a Red Delicious
juice slides
down my chin

XIII
back of closet
a pair of shoes
with 4 inch spike heels
the color of blood
relax





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