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When Leaves Lay Waiting



Falling, twisting; curling now
Summer leaves are leaving
Shadows in the sundowns.
Raucus red and yellow-brown.
Gently falling fill the nights.
Their crackle under foot is calling
Winter's rest and stillness molding
Hunting grounds for robin's quest:
Spring worms among the faded layers.
Come work with me in piling
Sycamore and Maple hills
Along the township curbs.
Lets take delights in whooping
Children diving; tossing fisted colors.
Launching leaves to memories care,
Like sequins trapped in glass:
Schists of frozen laughters are.
My leaves awaiting winter's ice.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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