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Red All Over

The Street This Morning

By Rebecca MortonPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
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Red All Over
Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

So much red on the end

Of the clump of black and white fur

That was covering all that

Red minutes before

The car took off the head

Like the cap off a marker,

The red bursting out

Onto the long grey line,

A sudden focal point

Of rows of brown and tan

Houses in the suburb of our dreams:

All alike—side doors,

Split levels with a hole

In every roof—a skylight

You can see through the top.

The kids play around them yelling,

“Mama had a baby and her head popped off!”

As they flip off yellow flower tops,

Drop the stems and run.

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About the Creator

Rebecca Morton

An older Gen X-er, my childhood was surrounded by theatre people. My adulthood has been surrounded by children, first my students, then my own, and now more students! You can also find me on Medium here: https://medium.com/@becklesjm

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