Red and Black

It has been said that red is the color of love

The color of fire

The color of blood.

What, then, is the color of black?

Black is the color of hatred

The color of darkness, of shadows

The color of death

Black is all of those caused by red

A love lost to hatred in the fires of a forbidden


Fire surrounds us. Shadows on my face. On yours.

The hatred of my love, and love of my

Hatred. Burns you.

Your blood mingles with

The Red of your Hair. Illustrious. Beautiful.

Red is beautiful.

Black is deceptively so.

Our blood. Your death.

My darkness. Forever.