"Fallen leaves will climb back into trees."
I quickly dismissed such malarkey.
Fallen leaves can not climb back into trees
It is an impossibility. It is.
They age: the leaves do. They turn brown
and get tired. They fall off the tree.
They return to the soil if they are lucky
or they get blown or raked and gathered
up and taken away to rot and decay
and they never I repeat never
reattach themselves to
the trees which once
loved them enough
to nourish them.
And what, what, what if leaves did,
one day, find their way back to the
This was written for the Thursday Poet's Rally. This is my first time participating. I hope I am doing it right!