Slain Colors

Red against snow
Should be a
Cardinal not
Blood wind
Chill, 15
Degrees below
Zero black
Teen cut down
Crimson steam
America’s
Silent night
Against bright
White deep
Southern slice,
Northern city
Drive-by street
Cornered sun
Scarlet pavement
Flames whipping
Fierce cold
Stripes lashing
Out over blue
Brittle stars
U.S.A.