Green Eyes

National Poetry Month is coming to a close! My goal of 30 poems in 30 days is complete with this response to NaPoWriMo’s color theme. Enjoy….

green eyes

or were they amber

or hazel

changeable, like him

◊◊◊

cool green

the jade necklace

he gave me long ago

were we as cool?

◊◊◊

moss green

boulders

in the park that summer

the summer of love

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emerald

the color of foliage

we hid from the world

behind it

◊◊◊

celadon

Korean incense burner

the scent of sandalwood

surrounded us

◊◊◊

“stagnant pond water green”

he called it

the Chicago River

in 1969

◊◊◊

scent of limes

rubbed on margarita glasses

salt-rimmed

sounds of laughter and love

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teal

against a brilliant sky

color of the water

from Lake Shore Drive

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green carpet

against my back, or his

the lacing of fingers

and limbs

◊◊◊

green with envy

who was I with at the concert?

how late was he out?

jealousy, not love

◊◊◊

olives

in martini glasses

a drink or two

to hide the pain

◊◊◊

eyes change

from amber to green

hazel, I’m told

no longer beautiful

◊◊◊

love dies

as green leaves turn

water grows cold

river runs black

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