A green I mixed a couple years ago
(I think it has a touch of yellow, red,
and maybe just a little bit of brown);
and over that a muddy, yellow glaze,
and over that a thinned out ugly brown.
The leaves are done. It really shouldn’t work.
I only know it does. An ugly mix
of colors that I ought to throw away
and peach leaves glow. The watercolor’s done.
I wish that everything would work as well.
You’ve got a neighbor that you really hate?
Well mix him with the eyesore down the street.
And the result? A sculpture garden grows.
It doesn’t matter if it’s gardening,
lasagna, or a television show.
The trick is always in the mix and how
the parts are mixed together. Do it wrong
and all you’ve got is just a muddy mess.
But just for now I think I got it right.