excerpt | Spring Time, II

and then it is one more week, 
and the brown, still brown,
has a greenish hum
that you can only hear
if you put your ear to the ground
and close your eyes
and a sunny day,
that sunny day that happens
right after that rainy day
and you walk outside
to check on all that brown,
but the brown isn't around
and now you have green,
all around
you have
green.

Fogliano, J. (2012) And Then It's Spring