A Fall Moment

The ancient cedar elm next door
in shaking herself awake
releases a shower of small gold leaves

Turning each edge to the rising of sun
they dance in a small breeze ballet

If it were not Thanksgiving day
I would be grateful anyway

First in the series of five Thanksgiving poems from Leaflet: a poem progression. http://www.neilmeili.com/neils-books/leaflet-a-poem-progression/ Written in Austin Texas, Thanksgiving 2014, re-celebrated, Canadian Thanksgiving 2020

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