Jennifer said to a colleague at work last week:
“I am so excited! Did you see all the green?”
“No, What green?”
Jennifer was quiet a moment:
the green buds
The autumn rains,
and the grass is waking up.
The buds are everywhere,
all over the hills around us
You don’t see them all?”
our hills do not follow the greeting-card calendar seasons.
our hills green in winter,
the first buds awaken from their slumber
after the first autumn rains
sheltering under the protective stalks of their gold-grey parents of summer
they will stand up in full green glory
to lift, and refresh
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