Red Hair Soup

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Once there were four red-heads
Living in the same room
One lived insane
One died mad
One was entirely alone
One was a child
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One room with many walls
Many compartments
To sort all the words
Shouted singing together
In the floor sprawled days
Stirring red hair soup
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Generated by their
Proximity to each other
Electric sparks
Lifted and tangled
Sorrel red deep dark red
Red blonde and henna dyed
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Repelled each resided
In a diamond corner
North and South and
East and West
Inverted the four
Slept on the ceiling
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The long tangled red hair
Felted together in hot hearts
Fused above dangling feet
Sleep walking in air watching
Six sleepless eyes unblinking
The child asleep in her corner
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Once there were four red-heads
Living in the same room
One lived insane
One died mad
One was entirely alone
One was a child
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One was me.
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Bear . . . 06.14.2014
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