A Fall Moment (Expanded)

The ancient elm, shaking herself awake
releases a shower of gold-leaf leaves
Turning each edge to the rising of sun
they dance in a small breeze ballet

Some cheekily exposing cheeks
some shyly turning away

some reaching back to momma tree
some rushing to grace the ground

some hanging in hesitant suspension

If it were not Thanksgiving day
I would be grateful anyway

Second 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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