Russell Edson

(1935 - 2014 / Connecticut, United States)

The Fall

Poem by Russell Edson

There was a man who found two leaves and came
indoors holding them out saying to his parents
that he was a tree.

To which they said then go into the yard and do
not grow in the living room as your roots may
ruin the carpet.

He said I was fooling I am not a tree and he
dropped his leaves.

But his parents said look it is fall.


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  • Tired of Being Exploited (6/1/2007 12:59:00 PM)

    and now the carpet is messed(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003