Red – The Colour Collection

The wedding guests
left with bloated guts
and wobbly legs

In a change of mood
the sky dims
from violet pink
to vermilion

The newlyweds sit
facing each other
in the shadow of
a pair of carmine candles
The wax is melting
like scarlet tears

His callus fingers
irritate her cherry cheeks
turning them into
the colour of sour wine

Before the moon
lends her pity
her ruby lassie dream
is overpowered
by a wave of
metalic crimson