I Watched A Leaf Fall

I Watched A Leaf Fall

There was no struggle,

No fight,

Not even a protest

Against January’s might.

There was no petition to thwart her frosty rain or

Proclamation to sustain another day.

There was only a slight fluttering in the falling away.

Chariot awaiting, Leaf released her long

Love affair with Limb

And rode a limber breeze

To Ground’s fertile embrace,

While I espied the skies through my kitchen window

As I peacefully rocked mi nieto,

Hazel eyes affably bowing to Sleep.

Both sweet deeds left me intrigued

At Nature’s wordless ease

Of showing us how to navigate the maze of our days,

Segueing from one calm dignity into another,

The rendezvous better and better,

Minus the demand to command what is out of our hands.

It was all there in the falling of one leaf today.

The Golden Goddess

January 23, 2010


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