Amazed by leaves
Every single shade of green
Shaped like fingerprints
Each uniquely beautiful
Lush from raindrops
Basking in the spotlight
The sunlight of their heyday
Taking cover in the respite of their shade
Watching them fall from grace
Crushing what little life is left in them
Walking on identical leaves
Dry and disheartened
Burying them in the ground
Shocked by the similarity
Leaves like people
Reincarnating as manure
Compost for future generations

Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit


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