Ode to a Dying Leaf

NaPoWriMo  Day 9:  Write a calligram:  a poem or other text in which the words are arranged into a specific shape or image.

         leaf
                  misshapen
                                          shriveled once green
                                             donned vibrant red disguise
                         to ward off lurking decay
                                            fallen tendon of skeletal oak
                                                       hardened veins stand out from brittle flesh
                                      dull brown age spots on blackened stem
                                                              curled like death’s beckoning finger elasticity gone
                                                           your smallest pieces granular near dust
                                              hearkened back unto your mother soil
                                    tomorrow’s wind will hurl you
                   to another place
                                or unthinking footsteps
                                     will grind you
                           into
                       no-
                              thing-
                                 ness

3 thoughts on “Ode to a Dying Leaf

  1. lillian May 22, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Thanks much…..so glad to have you on this journey.
    lillian

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