Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Signs of Fall

This morning while driving,
   I saw out ahead of me two leaves fighting,
       like little boys in the dirt, over a match of marbles:
   Rolling, Rolling, Rolling;
Vying for dominance.

When the breeze from the passing car died away,
   and the impetus for their argument left them,
       they halted for a brief moment,
   standing on their edges,
like two friends shaking hands after a spat.

Then they laid down on the road,
   no more than two leaves
       ....waiting for the next passing car to set them spiraling once again.

--Janin Wise

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