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GREEN FINGERS


I love the way

you make green things

grow, and flourish,

under your long fingers,

the same poor plants

that I seem to kill

just by proximity,

or forgetting

water.


I love the way

you make the world

a better place,

by making

flowers bloom,

and colour riot,

while I settle

for plain old green

out of control grass.


I love the way

you know,

instinctively,

which to feed

and which

to pluck,

while I pull the only

potential flower,

mistaken for weed.


Ah, my gardener,

I envy your fingers,

green, and skilled,

and nurturing.

Would you like

to swap

for my murdering

and unfeeling

stumps?


copyright Roisin Duffy

Title: GREEN FINGERS.

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