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October 12, 2012

The leaves dropping
could be said to be
eaves dropping on us,
picnicking as we are under this tree,
and the leaves leaning down from
their high branches to get a better listen—
but in doing so, their stems snap
and thus they
a slow motion rain of them
this way
and that,
covering the grass around
us, all angling their ears toward us
and trying to look nonchalant about it.

But you and I know very well
what they’re up to.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2012 8:20 am

    Brilliant. Love the idea of leaves listening in and that you know what they’re up to. Seems a little mad a little funny

  2. October 12, 2012 10:36 am

    What fun…and clever writing.

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