The river runs red

Use kid gloves

Touch gingerly

Leave no fingerprints

Be careful

Don’t cut yourself

These are no sunflowers or lilies

Let not the innocence ‘n’ beauty befool you

Buried beneath the rose bed

Is a bleeding heart

The river overfloweth red


You’re intrigued

And want to know the story


Listen carefully

But when we near the truth

‘N’ tears well up in your eyes

You must look away

‘Coz for the wounded

Even a teardrop would be deadly


Photo by Oleg Ivanov on Unsplash

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