Red Beam

By Katje Kaase


Out of control

Out of paper

Grasp an idea

Throw it wide

Hope it lands

In someone's lap

Ignite their brain

Before you snap


So many eyes

None on you

A magic act

To trap their minds

Make them see

Red from black

Stir their senses

Bring color back


One kindled soul

Eyes now wide

Grasps more than red

Scarlet wisdom

Blooms in her head

It takes just one

To transfer the beam

Spark and inflame

A colorless dream


August, 2017