The First Leaf

Posted: October 17, 2021 in Poetry
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The First Leaf
By David Allen 

I am the first leaf to fall,
marking the way for my family 
to follow when the days cool
and the trees evict them.
Some drop straight down 
in a suicidal plunge,
others find a breeze 
and swirl away in a last dance.
Eventually we blanket the lawn. 
creating a colorful carpet
until we shrivel and surrender
to winter's woes.

 



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