I Live in Green

 
12/14/2023

I Live in Green

poetry from Daphne Solá,
from the literary magazine "Bluff & Vine"  Issue 7

 

I live in space
so green
I cannot leave it.

And therein lies the lie.
Winter in this northern place
forsakes the green

for black and white
Black branches, heavy,
packed in snow,

I hear the groans and cracks
when trees cry out
at 10 below.

O! I should leave this place
but embrace instead
the wish to fly

with the silly ducks and geese
who crowd my pond
yet, timely, head south

to wait for spring
and I will join them
aloft, a-wing,

left aground is my trammeled self
of high-esteem, so willingly
attached to green.

I hear the beat of dreamed-up wings
resound with touch and sense
of things,

things green, things black,
some foul, some fair.
I lift my head

to breathe in warm, then icy air,
a burden, human,
I must bear.
 

 
Looking for a unique stocking stuffer for someone who loves the Finger Lakes Region? The seventh issue of Bluff & Vine, the literary magazine of the Finger Lakes, is now available at Longs' Cards and Books in Penn Yan and online at Amazon. An annual collection of original fiction, nonfiction, memoir and poetry from amateur and published writers, Bluff & Vine seeks to capture the unique history and feeling of the Finger Lakes.
 
To order through Amazon, visit amazon.com/Bluff-Vine-Issue-Literary-Review/dp/B0CNPSLB5G. For more information about Bluff & Vine, including guidelines for submission, visit bluffandvine.com.

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