THE ENORMITY OF GREEN
First published in June 2021
You open the curtains,
green overwhelms you, so huge, so over-the-top
so all-encompassing it spills across
your morning eyes.
Green of tree, of grass,
of plants not yet in flower
overloaded with that one colour - just the odd pink
peony and an early rose trying to get in on the act.
But for now, in these
summer days, green it is, exuberant, extravagant - jade,
viridian, emerald, nothing else gets a look in. Green
in its enormity, its glory
is in complete charge.