Maximum Plum


The female on the train was self-assured

and looked neither to the left or the right


Her hair was bright blue to ward off predators.

Or perhaps to attract a mate.  I forget.


I speculate – it’s  a statement to the male peacocks,

to the Spotted Lantern Moth


No, wait – the Polyphemus Moth – not as raucous,

apt to be subtle and still striking


Striking, the female coral snake colors the fur of the mouse

Red touches Yellow – kill a fellow


The bower bird collects all the blue things

The male is almost Indigo, the female Clairol Maximum Plum




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