Leaf

Location

Malaysia

Little lonely leaf

knocking on the glass door

with your whole feeble

form 

gaping at me

begging for

refuge! 

 

 

Poor purplish fragile fugitive  

Tired –

of running away

from nook to nook?

Threatened –

by the ruthless autumn wind

and unheralded rain?  

Frightened –

by the heavy plodding pedestrian feet

the hideous hooves  

and horrendous hoops?

 

 

Come in

tiny timid tramp!

Let’s sit

side by side

to tell silently our sad story 

and voicelessly lull each other

to sleep.  

 

 

… For I too

am but a deciduous

leaf

counting the days 

before its fall

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