Leaf Man

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He brings me leaves

one each day

a contrast in shape

varied vibrancy, coral to ripe peach

left on the kitchen counter

until evening arrives at our window.

 

Held in his palm

this single donation

color story of today.

Our eyes meet the wrinkles, textured hues, imperfect edges.

Our hands hold a temporary prize between us

a cherishing.

 

Trees give without expecting

something in return. Thankfully,

so does he.

 

© Ali Grimshaw 2016

May you find someone to share the beauty of nature with today. Happy Thanksgiving.

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