Trace your charcoal fingers around my face

No need to be a water colored child

where blue blood falls onto the concrete floor

Like lost liquid in the spring

I want you to brush your thumbs

slowly around my cheeks

and give me some time to breathe

(breathe in the green in your eyes)

I want you to color me wonderful

With your fairy fingers

And paint my heart a bright bright red

Right on my smoke stained sleeve.

Like a badge of honor of being

A prima donna in the making

The heartbreaking

With my ruby lips and onyx hair

And my eyes a sad sad grey