autumnstory

a certain tree rooted

in cracked soil and

a few newspaper filaments

wielding gnarled branches

and cowls of Spanish moss,
in the wind;

there clinging, tenacious,

to a fungi-spotted limb

(and slipping, slightly):

a single leaf:

more determined than its brethren
( less weak, as it were)

but slipping–

sl
i
pping

despite countless efforts to clingtighter,

slip; ing and then–

divested of traction–

f
a
l
l
ing,

plummeting–

into a waiting hand

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