The Scarlet Woman
We called her ‘The Scarlet Woman’
and gave her sails striped red and white
like scarlet lips astride white pearl teeth.
We roamed the seas in her.
Entered every port
in search of the scarlet women
with hot ruby lips
who would give us a hand
to paint the town red.

Words by Lynn White Image by Christine Stoddard @cstoddard *Editor's Note: This was first published in Visual Verse , Aug 2016.


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