Joanna Bird


A Day in the Life

A painter is busy at work in our hall
(As “Lackluster Blue” was the shade on the wall).
The color is bright while it’s glistening wet
And isn’t the tone that I’m hoping for, yet.

Now out in the garden to breathe some fresh air
I’m checking the earth that was recently bare,
But delicate green has begun to break out
Where seed that I’ve sown is beginning to sprout.

The end of the day will bring something quite new
(A whisper more green and a fresh shade of blue).
My plan is to witness a new status quo—
Shall I watch the paint dry or watch the grass grow?

Joanna Bird lives in Cambridge, England. Her work has appeared in Lighten Up Online, Light‘s Poems of the Week, and Asses of Parnassus.