by Christopher Walsh, 1/20/2021
Take comfort in green,
From light which plants/ grass/ trees
Took in and swallowed and used for growth
For gripping more strongly into the soil
And feeding on the water there,
The water eventually there.
Nature gives us green,
In living moss which cracks open rocks
In soldier-weeds between pieces of pavement
In leaves framing riots of other colors (on flowers, you see)
In rain forests both temperate and tropical
In what are loftily called "evergreens"
And in more.
It's one way nature can be vivid, bright
On its own terms.
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