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by Marie Cloutier

Image of a female silhouette doing a cobra pose with a red background and red sparks all around the foreground.
Image credit: Jr Korpa on Unsplash

I wanted red, I

wanted wine, sangria, red

prosciutto, raw strips.

I wanted meat; I

wanted more, I wanted it

all, the flaming plate.

Flaming goblet, and

more, always more, just red, more

red, no regrets, just red.


Black and white photo of the author, Marie Cloutier.
Marie Cloutier

Marie Cloutier grew up in New England and now lives outside NYC where she writes poetry and creative nonfiction. She is working on a memoir and is an avid quilter and beginner piano student.

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