I Love the Green of Traffic Lights This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 2, 2011
We pull up to the ruby red
And jerk to a stop
I tap my hand on the side of the car,
Eyes staring intently ahead.
The car hums idly,
All revved up with nowhere to go.
I hold my breath,
Waiting.
Finally
Green.
The color is startling,
Bright.
Where could I find this color in nature?
Yet I see it every day
As we drive under the traffic lights.
I love that peacock, emerald green
That commands us to go forth
Into the night.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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theatregirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Great poem with a nature flow and meter. Keep writing :)
 
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