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What is there to say about a leaf in free fall? – Promote Yourself

It is not a comment on the 

winds of change

although by buoying 

restlessly alongside their

incessant lifts and eddies

may in fact create a stencil.

Let’s look closer.

It is not a metaphor for life

although the mother starling 

nestled in a bough above

may loose a flightless chick 

to that same plummet.

Let’s look closer.

It cannot be said that 

leaves in free fall 

mesmerise us with their


having neither steerable

components nor

a helm they glide on 

cell walls borrowed 

from an overarching deity

named Mother Earth.

We must look closer.

Oak and maple, birch,

the sycamore,

diverse configurations

of a theme that 

once in free fall 

spin the same yet 

cannot duly represent

a racial struggle.

One step closer.

Precipitating biomatter,

nutrients ejected from

their canopy and

rained down 

onto a plateau of roots

that suck back energy,

insist on growth.

That’s close enough.

What is there to say about

a leaf in free fall 

that it would approve of

if you asked it?

Best wishes,

Lawrence Witt

I would like to submit a poem entitled, ‘What is there to say about a leaf in free fall?’ in the hope that it may be featured on poetreecreations. I’m seeking to promote some of my work and have seen the great things you have done for other poets on your site. I’m an avid reader and thoroughly enjoy reading the poems that have been given a place on your platform.
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2 responses

  1. Haha good poem. In the end it just is haha


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