I want to be more like the color red (a poem)

The December 23rd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, didn’t interest me—so I went to the December 24th prompt, which provided a few possible first lines for a poem. I chose I want to be more like the color red

I want to be more like the color red

to be bold
impetuous
impossible to ignore

to make your pulse quicken
in the heat of the moment
and any other clichés that may apply

to draw your attention
to what’s behind the curtain
to make you stop in your tracks

to kiss your lips
to hug your hips
to make you blush

to excite
entice
make you want more…

(23 December 2014—posted December 25th)

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