Green things in the garden right now:
Cilantro: Really surprised Cilantro is so hardy. I thought it was tender like basil but apparently it can live right through winter! The thyme is lemon-y and very fragrant. Catnip, yellow strawberry plants, blue hyssop, spearmint are all green as well. It is cold and still feels like winter but it is not all gray:
And the sonnet:
Linoleum, your washed out hues offend
The eye and my interior design.
Your cheap plastic sheen, bound never to blend
With my walls of buttery soft white wine
Is marred by craters that cling to gray dust
And nicks like everlasting chocolate smears.
I cover your square pattern in disgust
With handsome wool rugs that muffle your jeers.
From imperfect edge peeks unfinished wood
That tempts me to pry that tough, tacky tile
And realize my dream of floors that look good-
No longer suffer from wretched vinyl…
I look away and stop my lamenting
Its temporary, I’m only renting.