Painting the Town

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

red in the face
the twelfth juror
at the obscenity hearing

            painting the town red
            Amish twins

red skies at night—
I still get all the news I need
on the weather report

someone’s puppy
has left something
on the red carpet

            caught red-handed
            the cookie thief

a red-eye flight
to nowhere