July 28

Second Life

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I can imagine

The gentle clatter

This leaf made when it

Tumbled to the ground

Brown paper bag stiff

The softest of sound

Tapping the gravel

Becoming earthbound

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The softening starts

Rain penetrating

Intricate patterns

Of complex leaf parts

Wearing down that which

Is root counterpart

Though the leaf is downed

New life it has found

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(An Octameter Poem)

May 26

Liriodendron tulipifera

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The branches terminate gloriously

In flowers displaying magnificent

Shape, hidden overhead apically

Where winged wildlife investigate

Them, until descending elegantly

To forests’ humusy terra firma

Where humans finally appreciate.

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(A Ropalic Poem)