as you expect-
ed, it’s red. even the eyes, iris
and pupil. it always looks, seeking never
to touch, because when it touches
you, it changes. its name
is written on the inside
of its own eyelids, which is why
it never forgets you
or itself, its name a call
no, it never forgets, remembering
and stays awake all night
which helps it to grow swiftly
after its sudden, unexpected birth.
as sunlight approaches,
it will recall that you are more beautiful
than you ever really were.