PAD: Day 2 – Surrender

The Last Leaf

The last leaf – the red one – dances on its stem
mimicking the little girl in the pink coat
with her hands over her head.

She spins around
then faster
and faster still
her mittens flying (almost) free
at the end of their strings.
 

(Her grandma –white hair, not silver –
put those strings on
just for times like this.)
 

The pink-coated twirl
ends with a crunch
and a crash
into all the leaves
that have fallen before.
 

And the last leaf lets go
and surrenders to winter.

Picture by Kristen Kopp (c) 2015
Picture by Kristen Kopp (c) 2015

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