Mixed Media Abstract, Mostly Red
I had a personal
space cruiser, painted vermilion
my personal space
isn’t that interesting a place; I’d like
by flapping my wings,
although this room is an alphabet
my flight pinions
like the first drafts of love letters.
on your own? The human face
cheap makeup on
good watercolor paper, like blood-red juice
soft as the breast
of a magician’s dove, filling my mouth with
dyed the scarlet
of poppies. My center is holding
thank you very much.
I’ve never lost anything that mattered.
©200o F.J. Bergmann
"Mixed Media Abstract, Mostly Red" appeared on Tattoo Highway #7
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