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your favourite colour

The plump, green squeeze of shaving-gel
Reminds me of you
Mint and tea-tree shower-gel
Reminds me of you


Champagne sparkle of your grey-green eyes
Imagined in my mirror
Flash of olive towel
As you scumble-dry your curls
Your favourite gown, all leaves and swirls
Crumpled in a heap
Apple-green socks
Remind me of you


Distressed, green, bedroom mirror
Reflecting but a memory


Vegetables across a pavement
Broccoli, cabbage, curly kale
(Ironically spelled with a kicking k)


Your bicycle
That erstwhile sped so slow along a track
Front wheel spinning
Back
Wheel
Buckled


Sprig of lucky heather
Promising its false protection
Shamrock pin in your lapel


Your favourite scarf in apple green
(With bobbles bigger than breasts, we joked)
Bedraggled
Muddied


Golden-ginger halo in messy disarray
Oily smudge of red-brown blood
Fluorescent yellow jackets
Discordant blue lights
The greyed-out silence of early morning traffic
Slow motion blur of blue-clad panic


Clinical the corridor
White
White
White
“I’m sorry – we did all we could”
Black
Black
Black


Nothing will be green again
Everything green reminds me

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