Seeing red

Seeing red

A Poem by eglantine

The medication turned
her eyes pearly-white, made her
crave salt.
She denied the existence of day,
only wrote at night,
       click-click-clack
on her typewriter while the moon
watched from the sky-light.

40 mg of chemical acrobats
to balance her brain.

She wrote about red things:
strawberries, heartbeats,
lips and the words they sang,
blood in a bath-tub,
roses and exit
              lights.

© 2014 eglantine



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Amazing use of words.
"40 mg of chemical acrobats
to balance her brain."
You allowed the reader to feel and understand the words and thoughts. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


40mg of chemical acrobats, this is what I loved the most as all other would have!!
compact and appealing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

Thank you sir!
...rub-a-dub-dub there is blood in the tub....gotta find an exit light,the moon says I have to say good-night....Loved this :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

Thank you again!
40mg of chemical acrobats....loved that!

you always paint so vividly.

CM.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

interesting piece of work my friend and looking forward to read more of your material...

Posted 3 Years Ago


A very grounded work. It has more concreteness then I've read in your poems. I like that.

I think warning lights might be better as stop lights. warnings are usually yellow.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

3 Years Ago

good point. Thank you

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I graduated with my B.A. in English (emphasis creative writing) My ultimate goal is to be the U.S. Poet Laureate and to be a college professor of poetry. I'm a wildflower with a poetic soul. I'm als.. more..

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