Shades of Green — A Poem

Color of marbles and Luna moths and sea glass,

of raw youth’s inexperience

and cold hard cash.

Color of movements and parties;

the chlorophylled light

of leaf-fringed canopies.

Color of magic and malachite,

myth and tea,

of life and growth and jealousy.

The signature hue of a singular Fairy.

Color of dryads and druids and

emerald isles;

the color caught in Lena’s eyes.

Color of farmers’ markets,

Summer’s ache,

and tomatoes’ leathery leaves,

the too-sharp scent of just-pulled weeds.

Color of woodlands and meadows and mantises.

Moss- and fern-touched,

the shades of green.

— C.Birde, 7/16


“Green” — C.Birde, 7/16

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