The Death of a Leaf (2011)

The bright yellow, veined thing

So alive looking, yet dead beyond help

Flutters from way above

The living green canopy

Lands in a pile of the warmest colors

Only to be whipped up by the wind again

Its star-points now dulling

To a much deeper brown

As it fades into non-existence

Yet it survives the winds and braves the cold

And finally lays down

To be crunchily stepped on

The bits lay there, dampened by the snow

And are further trodden upon

Nature takes its course

And the leaf becomes one with the ground

Part of the earth once more……

The leaf is dead.


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