By Luca Mele, age 11

Green is the first glimpse of spring.
The fresh, small blades of grass in a vast field.
The brand new vines curling up the trees.
Little bugs coming out to say “hip, hip, hooray!”
Moss covering almost everything in sight.
The contrast of the blooming buds and the small little leaves.
Those constant weeds popping up from in-between the cracks in the travertine tiles.
Little frogs croaking continuously at night.
The beginnings of a new chapter.
And on that cold, rainy, early spring day,
Everything shows up brighter against the gray sky above.
Yes, green is the first glimpse of spring.

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