Sun-roughened leather green, smooth green-skinned dew slide,
Green darklight quiver, forest shrugging its pelt.
Crushed green exhalation, shadow-shod footfalls
Through parasoled salons of mayapple melt.
Underleaf mud bone, lichen-scaled dragon haunch,
Mountain stretched low in taupe-beaded swath.
Glitterfine sugar-sift dusted with pyrite,
Fossil house streaming with slick bannered floss.
Overstone sculptor, timpanic polisher,
Rainmantle sweeping along pebbled halls.
Chandelier wreck heaped against mirror’s edge,
Pendant crystals and shards shiver down past recall.
Girl in horn moccasins light on the mossways,
Fresh as green fern frond, alert and alone.
Sipping the cloud-draught from sun-dappled chalices,
Defining with wise tongue: leaf, water, and stone.