|Red Umbrella by Christopher Shay|
Escape in Red
A world in Blacks and grays
Street lights robbing the night
If all the subtle colors
The rain taking the warmth.
He stood at the rear entrance
Waiting for the rain to stop
For the gray dawn to take the dark night
For his fear to leave him.
The silence of the hall behind him
Became a weight after the call
His mind painting demons in the dark corners
Of his mind and the alley.
The only umbrella red
Was like a siren or a target
Announcing his red fear
Of the empty alley.
Walking swiftly from the panic of the hall
The sirens in his mind announcing his passage
Hiding his face beneath the red umbrella
Declaring his escape.