Roses are Viscous Red

And violets
Icy blue
As are we
The blue of
A winter snow-approaching
Bereft and cold
Hard to imagine
Or our existence
In such a realm
Or you there
So willing to battle
To fight
To struggle in viscous red
Struggle in icy blue
Desperate always to know
The consistency of our love
For you

By Susan Renee Richardson
Susan is a poet, writer, drummer and creative writing teacher. Her poetry and writing have appeared in numerous literary journals and newspapers.

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