The Colors of Another Summer Without You

Photo by Brenner Oliveira: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-with-red-and-gray-paint-on-face-10729021/

Red was the sunset dripping along the horizon like a watercolor done by an amateur artist — and your blush told me things that were deeper than any other secret could be.

Orange was the burn of citrus to my tongue as I kissed you goodbye — and I didn’t think the taste would taunt me in the years to come when your absence made me grow far from fond.

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