Happy is the gleam in my eye
as I see small sprigs of green
popping through the snow; at least
I think it’s still called green.
You see, it used to be green grass
was simply Green or a slight variation of;
perhaps Yellow Green where the dog had been,
or Dark Green if I hit the fertilizer a little hard.
But now I’m so confused:
Is yellow green still appropriate,
or would Granny Smith Apple or
Inch Worm green be the right shade?
And dark green seems only known for
what veggies I should be eating. I guess I
need to pick between Pine Green, Forest Green,
and Rain Forest Green if I wish to describe the
richness of my over-fertilized lawn.
On second thought, maybe I’ll just enjoy
the current splendor of my Spring Green sprigs.