The tragedy of a leaf

Being here takes all the effort
Like a caffeine rush
Heart has to pound to pump
My temples with enough cognition
Being here seems urgent and important
They want answers and I run
Carrying them — my albatross —

Not so in the woods where
I sit quietly and
Ask the maple its purpose
All the while wanting to be
A query impossible to answer
Like a fable without a moral
Like a koan without any visible logic
Like the tragedy of a leaf
Falling at my feet on the way
To its own essence

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2 thoughts on “The tragedy of a leaf”

  1. Beautiful writing, I loved this part”Ask the maple its purpose
    All the while wanting to be
    A query impossible to answer”. I was wondering where have you been yesterday and was delighted to see you post something! Hope you are doing well!

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