red and blue
By Neiry Fortunato
Red and Blue
If and only if it was easy to write one’s feelings.
If only if they would jump out of the mind
and splatter on the page like paint on the floor,
maybe then red and blue will scatter.
If I could copy and paste my emotions on this page
maybe it will fold itself and tear itself apart,
pick up the pieces and glue themselves and tape themselves
and repeat the process
and even then,
the page won’t know how to express itself and why
it feels, the way it does
If words were more descriptive than “sad” and “confused”
maybe then I could describe myself to you,
on a color scale of one through ten
one being light blue and ten being red
light blue being slightly miserable
and red being very bewildered
and me being on the entire spectrum,
maybe then red and blue will describe myself to you.