Skip to content

Leavesdropping

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
fall
fall
fall
a slow motion rain of them
twisting
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.

Advertisements
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: