let me live my life as a leaf

let me live my life as a leaf.
let me lift and leave as they do.
they beg not to let go of limb…
but they go nevertheless, their greeness outgrown.
their brightness only crumbling to rustling brown bits
as i watch whether trampler will rake them back to me…
they do not stay as i do.
i alone cannot bear for each of them to go.
leaving me so bare and barren once more.
let eternal winter slay me through once.
lashes no more, no one hears my white muffled cries.
crack me in two and be done with your icy touch.
let not Spring come again with her adornments,
they mean nothing to me no more.
Sultry Summer with her,
blush of petit sweet offerings.
my bitterness ever taints them…
carressing eyes yet shriveling tongues.
etch not your beloveds upon me…
i promise your parting,
under my very boughs.

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4 thoughts on “let me live my life as a leaf

  1. Eric Alagan says:

    This is an excellent rendition using a tree as metaphor. You’ve captured much here. This is the type of layered thought provoking posts I relish. Great work Que. All good wishes, Eric

  2. QueridaJ says:

    Thank you =) That is a real honour coming from someone as talented as you…I look forward to exploring more of your work as well =)

  3. Excellent work … look forward o exploring more 🙂

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