Ruby, cubed

Woman in Red by René Gruau.jpeg

‘Ruby, cubed’

Wear red

with abandon.

Make it almost

too much — 

ruffles

silk

or velvet 

like petals 

pouring down you.

Put red flowers

on the table

so deep

they bleed endlessly. 

Paint red

on your lips

to siren

a hundred years of glamour

to your mouth.

With these,

a trio

for Power.

Art: Woman in a Red Dress by René Gruau, ca 1970.

Jessica Wilbert