Crimson yellow

Crimson yellow

A Poem by SleeplessVolcano

words are simmering
the skillet is hot
good and bad steam
create a fusion
of the state of my mind - 
this stateless wanderer
rejected by all soil

more salt
some wise words
will combat
the chunks of darkness
that does not want
to cook through

A pinch of chilli
I still have some zest left
saffron will match
the crimson yellow
of my bleeding heart

© 2018 SleeplessVolcano

Author's Note

Image = Sunrise Painting, by Ford Oliver

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This piece has some phenomenal imagery. I could feel the skillet's warmth and could picture the metaphorical cooking throughout the entire poem. Loved it!

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

Thank you very much for your encouraging review.
i use to love combining yellow and red when coloring as a child ... brutally honest in this poem of cooking the self ;)
thank goodness for the chili and saffron zest to preserve something from the burn ;)

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

a burn can be good too, right? ;) I'm thinking about primary colors....I.. read more
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

yes!!! like dominoes :)) i also liked blue and green and yellow and brown .. i can smell the crayon .. read more

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Added on February 8, 2018
Last Updated on February 8, 2018



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