poetry by j matthew waters

autumn leaf

there is this word on my mind
hanging like a colorful leaf on a branch
a few inches out of reach

by the time morning arrives
it is no longer dangling
rather part of a collective whole
mixed with all the others
strewn across the lawn

for a moment I ponder the importance
of getting down on hands and knees
uncovering the very word
etched on my mind
holding it up to my eyes
like the holiest of grails
and memorizing its every detail

november two thousand eighteen
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6 thoughts on “autumn leaf

  1. Lolamarina on said:

    Love that image of a single leaf (word ) hanging from a tree! Looking for the perfect word is not an easy task!

  2. Beautiful poem, JM. We are seeing many gorgeous leaves falling from trees today in windy Connecticut.

  3. Breezy here, perfect poetry!

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