Green With Envy, by Jim Farfaglia
Just days ago I planted
those wrinkled, faded dreams;
now look, the peas are up,
showing off their brilliant greens!
They leaf out from the get go,
born ready to break through;
they seem to have a lot to say
and I’m glad to hear it, too.
For peas announce the dawn of spring,
they’re first—and they know it;
oh, to be young, sweet and tender
and not afraid to show it.