When I was as green
as any apple tree,
the truth was
you never know:
I could still be
if you scratch my skin,
I think I may have
a few new leaves
NaPoWriMo, Day 28 prompt: Write about a color.
6 thoughts on “Green (for NaPoWriMo, Day 28)”
While I am happy to click the “like” button, for this poem it isn’t enough. Love this!
Thanks so much, complynn! As of February, I can no longer win one of those contests for poets under 40, but I’m very glad to have resumed writing in recent years. 🙂
So this wistfulness is your own, too, then? (The 40s are great, though. Fear not.)
I wouldn’t want to be 20 again, but the difference between this poem’s persona and me is not so big!
These lines are jewel-like. And I sure love the sound and meaning of “apple simple”!
Thanks, Jennifer! Can you believe we’ve reached the end of NaPoWriMo?