Z for short

"To write more, write more." This is my writing notepad.

Black and White, with a Dash of Ruby

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Silhouette of woman

“Fashion” courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A black, single glove with
an extended middle finger:
          “Where is my mate?”
hereby joined in happy union
with its white, widowed
counterpart (a gift from
my aunt Bertha).

Pact sealed with a ruby ring
(my grandmother’s from
the swinging twenties)
on the aforementioned finger.

We never looked so good,
they say, one black and one white,

          while the fate
          of their mates
          remains one of
          mankind’s great

I put on a black hat and
ruby-red lipstick.

(c) 2013- Z for short.

Prompt: Write a poem inspired by a color.


Written by Solveig Hansen

April 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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