Red. those hot, acid burning and scarring tears running down her cheeks, those are red tears. they're the anger and pain she feels, and everything else in between. they're the ones she cries as she's screaming at you, 'get away from me', because you're the burden creating the pain. the words boiling inside of her are meant to be thrown at you, but instead, they leak from her eyes as her mouth blurs together phrases she doesn't understand. no, red tears blind.
Yellow. those luke-warm tears that taste of honey when it touches her tongue, those are yellow tears. they're joy and friendly, inviting others to joy in. they're the ones she cries as her best friend walks down the aisle she's a bridesmaid at. "fourteen years in the making" she mouths to her, and you watch because their connection makes you smile and ache for something as deep and meaningful with your best friend like that. oh, yellow tears are kind.
Green. those honest, heavy tears drop down hard from her face and you hear the splatter, those are green tears. they're promising and exciting, full of hope and everything anyone could ever be. they're the ones she cries as her belly starts growing, her hands rubs her cool skin as she's singing, "you'll grow beautifully". nothing's a weed in her garden, for everyone's a blessing that deserves to wish on a dandelion. fortunately for you two, your wish came true. yes, green tears harmonize.
Blue. those cool, smooth tears rolling down (that if collected would create a river), those are blue tears. they're tranquillity found in her sorrow that forms around her heart when reality strikes hard and fate pulls the rug from her feet. and the words, "nothing lasts forever" clouds her mind as she leaves her family, for the last time. happiness is distant, but she still reaches for it because it's all she knows, yet somehow does so gracefully. being on your own is harder than a person dreams. mhm, blue tears know.
Grey. those empty, hollow tears that form in her eyes lifelessly, those are grey tears. they're dull and dingy, vast and lonely because they don't hold anything. they're the last ones to fall at the end of her crying, when she's breathing her last breath, as she lies on your bed. and when you cup them, they evaporate from your hands, reminding you nothing lasts forever. "i love you" are the words that fall from your cracked lips, dull and lifeless as her hands. now, grey tears are lonely.
lowercase intentional. Word count: 430
Inspired by mia_:)'s prompt from forever ago, about rainbows.
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