A Bittersweet Color- an original poem

a bittersweet
color
red is

the shade of passion
deep and drawn out as a kiss
yet fiery as the glint in your eye
the untold breath of innocence
sweet as a summer rose
and studded in thorns and sties
red as love
red as sin
red as want
red as warmth
a blush a beam a scar a slash
a goblet of wine
a brutal blood bath
a graze a grin a grief a gash
flames and fear and fondness and famine
and wanting to possess and living for desire
and gentle dear darlings and funeral pyres
and hate and healing and fury and feeling
and singing
and crying
and
living
and
dying
and

red
is
a
bittersweet
color

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