THE RED FREGOLA

Once upon a time when we saw something red we’d look away in horror. A shoe, a sweater, a dress, no way! Closing up like clams we’d recite rhymes about why there’s no way red could be a fregola: that color does nothing for me, I’d have to be crazy to wear it, we’re not in December, I don’t wanna look like gift wrap! And all that stuff.•••