jan oskar hansen

Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf.

The fall leaves dance weren’t celebrating life,
but utter despair, they whirled around in
the plaza like furious dervishes, faster and
faster till they ended up, exhausted, in a heap
in the corner, near the bin, for empty bottles.

A thunder rumble, warning of rain to come,
gutters will be rivers and leaves rafts, steering
around boulders down foamy waterfalls and
into the sewers, where the outcast rat lives and
witness our gaseous effluence.

Turning into mulch, mixed with human waste;
perfect nourishment free of chemicals, perhaps
a gardeners dream? A golden oak leaf survived,
the tumult, though, drifted to the Saragossa Sea
where it became a king amongst the seaweed.

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2007
Poem Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011

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  • David Blake (8/13/2007 3:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem nice imagery

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  • David Blake (8/13/2007 3:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem nice imagery

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  • Paolo De Felice (8/13/2007 3:47:00 PM)

    nice poem i like the story and the mood and the images

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