Dogs 2010

RED SKY
(9/3/10)


crimson
clouds
on the eastern
horizon
greeted me
this morning

neither
sailor
nor near
the sea
I had
no warning
to heed

internationally
infamous
as a color
of danger
red
flashes at us
throughout
our days

print
labels
blood
body parts
traffic lights
emergency vehicles
Homeland Security alerts
it is everywhere
to tell us
to beware

bum rap
for a hue
with so many
flashy associations
as well

roses
lipstick
hair color
Valentines
sports cars
strawberries
sexy dresses

~

maybe
the reputation
is warranted
after all