Green Search – the search engine
colored by emeralds, jade and chlorophyll proudly presents a work
by the eminent poet Julia Shire.
On The Color Green
Green is the color of the tiny triangular pill I take in the morning
to ward against sneezing and watery eyes.
Jade is the color of the tree outside my bathroom window, moving
slowly in the wind.
Avocado is the color of the antique refrigerator I inherited from
grandmother, deceased now three years.
Pale olive is the color of the painted wooden table that stares
at me from around my morning cup of coffee.
Pine is the color of the suit worn by the eccentric business man
asks me the time at the bus stop.
Hunter is the color of the polo shirt I am required to wear at
while smiling at customers.
Emerald is the color of the salad I eat at the café next
door for lunch.
Moss is the color of the mohawk of the punk kid sitting across
on the bus home.
Green is the color of life, and jealousy, and seasickness, and
inexperience, and lately, environmental consciousness.
Green is pea soup for dinner and the sheets on my bed and the
walk through and the small house I find carved into the oak at
edge of the woods that grow in my dreams.