YES this is a real flower: Hot lips (psychotria elata). Affectionately known as Hooker’s lips, Psychotria elata with its colorful red flowers attracts many pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds.
"I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say." - Flannery O'Connor (There are times when this is so true for me. Writing helps me sort organize my thoughts so even I understand them better.