Mad About You, Mark Rothko

Mad About You, Mark Rothko (red red red red red red red)

emma

 

i am the girl in the red coat—and you are mark rothko, saying

“hello well read girl in a red coat and

red rain boots” and licking your lips like grimm’s grimmest wolf

 

you painted portraits of my cherryred childhood melt onto the asphalt and

the other sticky things that got on other hands behind

the Office Depot during the class i skipped on Tuesday (just to see you!!!!!!)

 

SOON AFTER: the trees turned into glass Coke bottles

and i became beside myself, with a wet mouth, wet eyes,

and waited for tomorrow when they found you on the floor:

 

red red red red red red red on the floor

red red red red red red red on your canvas

 

who cried for you mark rothko