Pods, Dragonflies, and Tropical Waters

There are thriving,
unpicked poppy seed pods
in a garden. Their mint
green pods are skyscrapers
rising from the soil.

There is a dragonfly
hovering over a small pond,
its body glinting mint
green in its reflection
in the still water.

There is a beach
in the tropics. Shimmering,
mint green waves lap at the soft,
white sand, which stretches
out to the horizon.

Mint green can be touched.

The colour rolls over skin,
caressing it with tiny,
soft hairs like liquid suede.

Mint green can be smelled.

Of course, the sharp pop
of peppermint candy. It’s cool ice,
a fresh breeze in the throat.

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