(published by THE CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, Spring, 2006)
She bleeds blue sky into green grass,
blue jeans into bronze body,
blue sea into white floating foam,
blue eyes into trickling crystal droplets.
She brushes red autumn over cascading blades,
red timidity over chary cheeks,
red sunsets over quiet dawns,
red giddiness over lovers’ tongues.
She limns green distance of mammoth hills,
green sustenance of unfolding gardens,
green fortune of dwarfish clover,
green peace of peoples’ commons.
She marries bisque with burly wood,
outlines chocolate gold with coral.
She fuses sienna, silver, snow,
leaves us our own unique closure.
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