It was red as melted rubies,
and tasted like Christmas candy;
remembered watching the sky.
the sky was solid gray, there was likely to be snow.
safe than sorry, she would say.
Ounce of prevention, she would say, and measure out a spoonful.
Jagged little edges all made smooth.
The water and the flame
a spoonful of sugar,
the blood, red as melted rubies.
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
how thankless is a child;
untied and closed his eyes.