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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 01:01 am

Green

“Green,” a lyric adapted from The Endless Pavement musical

do you believe
       in green grasses and trees?

well I do, well I do

do you believe
       there were blossoms and bees?

well I do, well I do

what did green look like?

how did green feel?

what did green taste like

when green was real?

was there a green sigh of wind
       in the pine boughs?

was there a green scent of hay
       in the hay mows?

do you believe
       in green rushes and moss?

well I do, well I do
do you believe
       in the milkyweed floss?

well I do, well I do

was there a green skylark
       singing a birdcall?

was there a green wormy smell
       after rainfall?

I’m sick for laughter
       the laughter of trees

I’m sick for greenness
       alive on the breeze . . .

do you believe? do you believe
       in green?

2010  Jacqueline Jackson
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