1. a plant with green leaves that are primarily used for cooking, originating from southern europe and the mediterranean.
2. a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
3. an earthy gray-ish green color like that of the herb.
4. a girl who makes me feel like i hold the sun in my hands and the stars in my eyes.
i have put off writing this poem
for so long
because words simply
cannot describe you,
how i love you,
the way the world dissolves away
like poems on papers with water stains,
when i look at you.
and i try to get some kind of hold,
to save the words that crumble in my hands,
i try not to tear
the fragile framework between my fingers
you make the world dissolve away.
it is easy to be with you.
to be surrounded by your gray-ish green aura
to let your smile pull me in
and catch a laugh attack,
a deadly disease,
but worth the trip to the hospital
if i get to spend it with you.
it is hard to be with you.
to let your energy completely engulf me
and wash everything sage green,
to fall into the patch of grass in my front yard
and let the earth swallow me whole,
to bury myself in the garden beneath the herb beds.
sometimes i think,
“i could fall in love with that girl.”
and other times i think,
“i already have.”