Privilege of Green

Privilege of Green
watches the sleeper

opened briefly by a shuttering
of education and indifference
to all law, both Newtonian and
court-appointed.  Into this opening
Privilege brings flight, immortality,
visits with the dead, secret lovers
and an occasional chocolate cake.

Persephone returns Privilege
to the sleeper every spring
in a six-month deal struck
by her mother and the devil,
whose minions clamoring claims
the rest of the year are enforced
by gun, by government, by stock
market playlist, by hemline,
by calculator, by asphalt roads,
by beartrap, nuclear power
and the addition of artifical
flavors to anything edible.

But that is then and there
while here and now is all

when  Privilege of Green reigns.