17 April 2006

Green

It’s green here.
Trees, shrubs, grass.
It’s everywhere, in every shade from dark-shadow to newborn-leaf.

It’s beautiful, though it makes me sad.
All that gorgeous, drinkable green, see,
it blots out the blue, closes up the edges of the sky and brings them close around my head like a veil to keep wide-open spaces from prying eyes.

It's shade is welcome, sure.
But when your heart beats to the wilderness of blue, all that green feels a bit like a prison.

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