Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 11/20/19

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Color Spectrum

My purple is violets, beach sunsets, and grape soda
Your purple is the swollen bruise of a trauma that refuses to heal
My red is bloody miscarriage remains floating in the toilet
Your red is rosy cheeks on a summer day, candy apples, a glossy lip
My blue is dark–the bottom of the sea, no sight
Your blue is light–the skies in Carolina
My green is my therapy that quickly burns brown
Your green is a snake in the grass, the mold on old bread
My yellow is bile with a side of lemon juice
Your yellow is baby chicks in a field of daffodils
My orange is Doritos, a clockwork, circus peanuts, and Nemo
Your orange is sideswiped traffic cones, Cheetos fingers, and Trump
My pink is breast cancer awareness, flowers, Steven Tyler’s favorite color
Your pink is a hairless rat, Pepto Bismol puke, a stepped on bubble gum wad
My brown is explosive taco meat diarrhea, a rabid beaver, a fallen tree
Your brown is a beautiful brunette eating chocolate cake with a teddy bear
My black is bitter espresso, endless and deep, a widow
Your black is Sabbath, a good luck cat, voluminous mascara
My white is a wedding gown at a thrift store, snow blanketing a forest, cool whip
Your white is the milky eyes of a corpse, rape semen remnants
What is mine is not your color to wear or share
What is ours is a rainbow of color everywhere

Β©Kelly Glover all rights reserved

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Kelly Glover is a single mother and supreme leader of three kids, two cats, and one mouth with a little too much to say. Her first two poetry books, “The Light of My Dark” and “Serenity Savage” are now available on Amazon, and Kelly’s work can be found in various online journals and international anthologies. You can follow her writing journey @serenitysavagewrites on Instagram.

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