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Little Red

It was blue where she was
A cold transparent blue 
That settled on the walls and wrapped, vine-like 
Round her socks and skirts and blouses
But her shoes were red
And longed for sunlight and its shadows
Scuffing as she wondered through the blue, too slow for them
One day they would take off, drag her into the distance
Off of the tarmac to the mud
Where their heels could burrow deep
And teeth and eyes catch strands of light
And in the moment she would scream
Swallow me
Swallow me
Swallow me whole.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 10:33:00 PM
    wow, this is a very unique one. I really love the imagery of it. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 9:44:00 AM
    Very sad and sweet. Congratulations on your big win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 6:43:00 AM
    Congratulations to you for your win in Brian's "Any Which Way" contest Gracie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/3/2011 11:04:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading wonderful your poetry today Gracie. I am hoping for the inspiration to write something special. Thank you for sharing your writing with us and have a wonderful day. Love, Carol