the color of blood

If blueberries are blue,
why do they bleed purple?

If veins appear blue,
why do they bleed red?

If a heart is red,
then why can’t we see it bleed?


something pink

slice the skin
blood pools out
grab a garb
to staunch the flow
absorb the red
wipe it away
run under water
perhaps antiseptic
no room for infections
to make it sting
cut hurts enough
just a scratch
the skin very pink
ready to scab
be rough until healed
and hopefully no scar