The Greens of May

It’s the morning after the gala,

and even the Cherry admits

she overdid it this year.

The Lilac’s purple litter

has fallen and faded,

and the King’s crown

lies in state.

The canopy’s canvas

is bourgeoning with green—

twenty different shades

of verdancy gleam

in fourteen splendored

hours of sunlight.

The blushing boughs of April

a distant memory,

now in May

our gaze falls down

to those petals we must cultivate.

May 9, 2019

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