RedRed as in autumn. Red as in redhead, which is to say: orange. Red like baby gums, like mother's nipple, like a bead of blood.
Red as in grapes, which is to say purple, which is to say sweet and also broken, probably soured, fermented, ridden with flies.
The numbers on the clock across the room. Hot water.
I said I liked the red coat and you said I should have it then and bought it for me, guilt on every side, and I walked through snow, ridiculous, red, proclaimed all winter that I had deserved something at last.