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red is a power color.
red is stoplights, anger. rage.
red is my nose when i cry about my parents.

“women are more attractive to men
when they wear red,” he says once
so you cut yourself

because red is blood

and when he ignores the bandages, you say,
“no. look what i did.
look what i did for you.”

but he doesn’t fall in love with you
and

red is the scream that
comes out of your mouth.

--

blue is the veins under your skin and
blue is depression that tells you to slice them
open.

blue is the weeks you spend after him
and blue is the great, wide sky above you,
trying to remind you that the rest of the world
is still waiting.

--

your brother says he’s looking for the light
at the end of the tunnel
but the world is full of light.

(you would know. we can hardly see the stars
because of it.)

the world is not full of you
so you try.

black is what surrounds him
and black is burns
and you’ve been burned, scalded
so you blend in.

you’re background noise.

your yelling is drowned by others, yelling at him.
drowned by his own yelling.

so black is a barrel of a gun.
so black is a funeral casket.
so black is your mascara running, your dress.

black is your mother’s pupils. (not that you’d know.

she refuses to look at you.)
You could say I have a slight obsession with the significance of color.
Yeah, "slight."

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus. And yes, I promise once my writing schedule calms down I'll start submitting these to a shitload of groups again. That just takes a lot of effort and hey, novels don't get to be 345 pages in length without a little sacrifice.

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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013

Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations and has been selected as our “Pick of the Day”. It is featured in a news article here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.…  and on our main page.



Keep writing and keep creating.

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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Writer
Oh wow. That's too kind of you. :blush: Thank you so much!
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredibly powerful. I don't even have the words. :heart:

(Might I also suggest a mature content warning? I feel as though this might be a little triggering to someone who self harms.)
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Writer
If I get a message from somebody stated they were triggered, I'll put one up.

And thank you. :)
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TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god...
This needs to be given a medal. It's so amazing, and emotional and....
I can't even.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Writer
:huggle: Thank you.
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TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course!
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fucking beautiful. 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Writer
:heart: Thank you!
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akkajess Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Writer
Hello! :wave:
Your lovely work has been featured here.
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