Poet’s Corner – Strange Birds

Two leaves falling in an autumn sky
suddenly caught in a swirl of wind.
Instead of their expected journey 
from tree to ground, they move sideways,
turning to show all their colors,
orange, gold, and crimson, strange

birds in flight, spiraling in the play
of wind. They flutter down, then lift
away from the tree, rising into the clear
crisp blue, as if there was only 
the sky and the two leaves,
as if they weren’t falling, but dancing.

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