Caitlyn Johnston
Tucson, AZ
copyright 18 Sept 2004

The greens of Lady Sonora
are pea-green and sage,
a wilted khaki olive
or anemic yellowish green.
Emerald appears only after rain.

Yet they tear out the desert
blossom by fuchsia blossom.
and the lady of the Sun withers.
Hair by Javelina hair
she blows away as
massive trucks rumble
like earth quakes
disturbing her rockbed bones.

I sit here in my blue chair
with a Brains I set my sails;
green is so much more appealing in Wales.