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  • "It's not easy being Green," Kermit the Frog

    It's not easy being green when the sun
    drops lower and lower in the sky, nights
    grow colder and days shorter, and next springs buds
    are already set on the ends of twigs.

    Its not easy being green when mud calls out to the frogs,
    turtles breathe water through their cloacas,
    blackbirds swirl in the sky
    and all the world turns yellow, brown, orange and red.

    It's not easy being green when monarchs flock to Mexico
    and mourning cloaks crawl under leaves
    which, relinquishing green, flutter
    to the brown and brilliant earth. by me

    darker green from a darker place.

    it is not easy being green if
    you can't make sugar anymore
    and the sweetness of your self
    no longer blossoms or grows

    It's not easy being green if
    the fruit of your words
    the seeds of your joy
    falls decaying to your toes

    It's not easy being green if
    your mind is dark with colors
    and the season of your self
    feels the pain of all those blows

    It's not easy being green
    when fear eats self esteem
    and new grass that stubbornly grows
    with your own hands you mow,
    and mow. by AT

    I am going away for about ten days, leaving shortly (this morning). To Maine, incommunicado.
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