20130522_072559

We are not accustomed
to such richness
of late.
The land is green—
luscious,
dizzying,
can’t-take-it-all-in-green.
A friend,
home for a visit,
called it “eye-boggling.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHoneysuckle Bush

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARose Bush

Yes, here, in Oklahoma—
amidst the rubble
and devastation—
the greatest salve:
heart-healing green.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA