Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub: Quadrille #15 (posted by De)
Play with the word: leaves
Use it as a noun. Tree leaves. Leaves of paper.
Use it as a verb (he leaves, she leaves.) As a verb, you can lop off the “s” and change it to singular if needed (I leave, you leave.) But don’t use “leaf.” That’s cheating.😉
Ponder autumn in all its colorful glory. Ponder book pages. Ponder a past departure. Ponder the remains of the day when the sun abandons the sky.
I turn ‘round in summer,
surprised to find that leaves
turn with me. Sun’s heat
lessens. Can season’s end
be near? Breeze kicks up
its heels, leaves fall,
tumbling over green herbs,
masking their scents for another year–
or until I turn ‘round again.