Read your poem again, Randygene...replacing the "green" with the color orange, as you suggested in your e-mail. Completely gives the poem a make-over, and makes it more sweet. Perhaps you should share your theory with the rest. I do so enjoy it more with the thought of a mixture of love and friendship!
"The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet, we do not treat ourselves nor another thus tenderly." ~Henry David Thoreau