Green Flash

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

no news—

the putting green

whitens with snow

from here to the sunrise

green lights

small-town museum—

the green beret’s dogtag

with a bullet hole

the green mamba

behind glass

—I think

green with envy

the fired Santa Claus

vacation over—

the green flash

still unseen