When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…

Strengths of red


Sombre dress
dark hair
smoky eyes
dark shades
black purse
silver earrings
high heels
red lips
& a secret smile    that sheds true colours
                                if you dare inspiring it

She walks time  with  confident strolls
                                      controlled ambitions
                                      assertive sight
                                      decisive actions
                                      courageous goals
yet she trembles when hugged passionately
yet she dances even with no music
yet she cares and hurts
       she heals        hopes

Disappointments come
Challenges appear
Bumps happen
Tears flow
She falls   and stands up again on varying heels
                 wears a secret smile framed by another strength of red
                         another pair of earrings
                         black shiny purse
                         dark shades
                         lined eyes
                         flowy hair
                         sombre dress with a twist
Then she strolls     –confident         again!

_____Adriana Citlali

Author: Adriana Citlali Ramírez

A citizen of the world, born in Mexico city... A physicist (working as a geophysicist) and a part-time artist (creative writing, oil/acrylic painting, photography)… All posts, visual art, and poems ©Adriana Citlali Ramírez. All rights reserved.

2 thoughts on “Strengths of red

  1. This reminds me of the stories about women been called bossy when they should be called assertive –if we were to treat asserive/confident men and women in the same way.

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