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5 April 2017
Because the Roses
Because the roses were red, my dear,
deep red, hinting at black, and you
thrust them at me, schoolboy awkward
despite your white hair, but your blue eyes
shone – I, pink with delight, said yes.
Written for Day 4 of April Poetry Month (aka NaPoWriMo) at 'imaginary garden with real toads': Tuesday Platform – 'The ink is black, the paper’s white… Write a 5-line poem containing three colors.' (Mine includes black and white as non-colours.)