Leaves by the Riverbank

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dead leaf

barbed and broken
midrib, cobweb veins
river sand in your story

dead leaf

Sitting by the river holding a dead leaf, imagining her story. A bud. A leaf proudly flapping in the wind, before falling to earth. Her decomposing body slowly eaten by fat beetles and caterpillars. Finally covered in river sand until a random human hand pulls her back to the light.

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