april, be all but red

finally, you arrived,
please take a seat.

you want tea, or
cup of coffee, or
perhaps a cooling lime?

you got fresh 30 days
on your spring, pastel

need not to tell me
what you got in store
for me and for the
fellow beings of
this overwhelmed

i just want to ask,
if i may, you might
have heard your
predecessors hands
are tainted in red—

blood, chaos, anger,
fear, love, yes, there is

but please do not
dip your hands with
them, please be blue

of the promising sky
and the arms of
the accepting sea,

or be yellow of the
sun smiling or
of a tropical
pineapple, both
tangy and sweet,

or be pastel pink
of cherry blossoms—
still a dream for me—
of a cotton candy
reminding us
of innocent days,

happy and free.

well, to cut it short,
you can be all the
colours you want
to be, just that, we

are very tired,

April, can you be

better than
March, February, January?

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34 thoughts on “april, be all but red”

  1. 2020 started all cockeyed and confusing. Welcoming April in this morning, which is grey and overcast, is a test of faith. I like the reminder:
    ‘you got fresh 30 days
    on your spring, pastel
    and the polite requests for happier, innocent colours.

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  2. Oh, that’s fabulous. I think that’s what we’re all asking, but you do it so well. I love the personification of April, the month when spring really shifts into gear. Let’s hope for a bit of normality.

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