One Poem by James Bell

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

woman in red on a red bed in a blue room

someone has left you recently
to know fully I’d have to make things up
or follow the signs to a conclusion

red on red you seem to sink into
the red bed – there’s too much red bed –
I’d probably find it difficult to talk with you

let’s face it there’s nowhere else to sit
you’ve spread your legs across the bed
I sense the gesture is deliberate – possessive

the red bed heads could be the gable ends
of a small house in your internal wonderland
smaller than anybody else can imagine

move and you might crack like stained glass where
only the lead lining will remain – can see this happen
the walls blue sky to your imagination


James Bell – is a Scottish writer who now lives in France where he contributes photography and non-fiction to an English language journal. He has two previous collections of poetry published and continues to write and have work appear internationally, some about to appear in several languages. He is a regular contributor to Nine Muses Poetry.

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