Treasure Island

The Silent Sword

(April 2,1997)

Leave-ing


Roots from a seed,
A stem from the roots,
A bole from the stem,
Branchlets from the bole.
A tree from an era.

The little leaf—
Detached from the tree—gently landed
On the clear surface of the little lake,

Floating away beyond my sight.

Submitted: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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