Bruised And Bleeding

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cover image: Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash.

Bruised And Bleeding


The sky today looks sick,


and I can’t help but think

of an old bruise

as the sun slips further

towards the horizon.

Layers of muddy yellow,

of purple,

slip and slide their way down,

permeating each other

in a cascade of

one very disturbed


And as that color dips,

it bleeds;

yellow becomes orange,

orange melts to red

and that crimson drips

from the darkening sky

leaving just a




Submitted: November 12, 2020

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D. Thurmond aka JEF

Vividness taking a darker turn. Well Done Hul.

Thu, November 12th, 2020 9:25pm

Mike S.

Excellent take on the pic, Hull, I'm guessing here!

Thu, November 12th, 2020 10:33pm

Compass Girl

Incredible, hull!


Fri, November 13th, 2020 12:18am


Wow! Point on descriptive! My moms arms used to be bruised just as you describe ... all of those colors mixed in .... after many a hospital stay. Amazing Hull!

Fri, November 13th, 2020 1:04am

Lawrence Grieco

You paint a picture with words.

Fri, November 13th, 2020 5:38pm


Thank you so much!

Wed, November 18th, 2020 12:00pm

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