“cherry red sky”

Written for:  The Twiglets #198 - "cherry red sky"

When the sky cleared,
it turned maraschino
cherry red.

against the cherry sky,
silhouette of seagulls

on her drawing
she crayons sky carefully
strokes of cherry red

               Her cherry red lipstick enticed him
               so he asked her to dance, on a whim.
                   as he took her hand
                  he wondered what brand
   perfume she wore. Made his throat sore.  Prospects dimmed.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to “cherry red sky”

  1. Misky says:

    Yes. “silhouette of seagulls” is beautifully visual.


  2. Jules says:

    I remember watching a cooking show where one of the ‘basket’ must use ingredients was maraschino cherries. One contestant only used the fluid… The judges thought that was a smart move 😉

    Oh,… the quick quench of romance altered by Ode du Odor! ;D


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