A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I Think I Missed One

It wasn't so cruel, only pink
and pink again. How many pinks
can you identify? The sky,
the dogwood, apple, cherry,
magnolia. A house, a dress,
a shoe. An earring like a leaf, a book
without leaves. Nature's first green
is pink I think, and now the green succeeds.
This mother asked her kid, is the tree big
or small. The kid said small, the mom said
she was wrong, but for a tree, you know?
It was a small tree. Now the green succeeds.
No more waffling. I don't know if you can,
but you may.

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