Red

Bright, yet dark

Powerful, yet deadly

It’s not only a sight, but a feeling

The emotion of love, but also anger

Some of us push it away, while others constantly need it

But no matter how much we try to escape it

It’s everywhere

It’s in hearts of children

And the roses given to us by a lover

It’s in the bully and the bullied

It’s in the son, and the father who beats his son

But it’s also in the very substance that keeps our heart beating

You see?

It keeps us alive;

We need it.