Immortal Green

 

My world is drunk
With memory

But behind
The dank green
Of its fallen leaves

The heart always sobers

With no roof up above
And no love down below
These thoughts are but stars
To leave to their wheel

Walking onwards alone
I laugh at nothing

Eternity circles

Cleave yonder from blue

 

© J H Martin

Immortal Green was first published in Rue Scribe; an online journal of small literature. The poem comes from 八詩 ; a short collection of eight poems by J H Martin, which you can read and download for free here