Monday, December 12, 2016

Today A Leaf Fell

today a leaf fell from a tree and was not on the evening news.
this afternoon many leaves fell and there was a sharp wind.
the sharp wind was not famous.

no one knew its name except in nursery rhymes, folktales
an occasional illustration by a child where the clouds outlined
in blue seem to be carried or transfixed

by a blue and stationary wind..
I want to make paper airplanes from the news
and send it all away

and paint the fairy tales into the foreground of

my life my life my life
because today in  a singular ray of light
one leaf fell

and it was blazing

mary angela douglas 12 december 2016