Green Is My Bete Noir by Philip Burton

None of the forty shades 
will sing in my dream choir. 
I’ve banished green to The Everglades, 
I’ve mixed it with red till it’s mud. 
I’ve redacted the visible spectrum 
so the bit in the middle is crud. 
Richard of York           Battle in Vain. 
You’ll not get Green back again! 
Green is entirely abolished. 
Green is a thing of the past. 
Chlorophyll has to acknowledge 
it’s no longer the colour of plants.  
Mister Red-Green Colour-Blind.