Red

November 29, 2017
By MarissaSol SILVER, Westwood, Massachusetts
MarissaSol SILVER, Westwood, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


Red satin ribbon
in a bow
on the back of her red dress

her pendant a glimmering ruby
and shoes a brilliant scarlet,
with lips like glossy garnets
that taste of cherry coke
and latent insecurities
inside a crimson haze--

everything red.

Who is she trying to fool,
looking so bold,

so red

when everything inside her head
is blue?


The author's comments:

I hope the reader wonders why she feels the need to dress so red instead of being true to her blue. I want people to picture their "blue" because it's is never entirely defined, nor is the reason she is dressed in red. What is "red," anyway?


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