Leaf, if you fall from me you will land in the snow.
You will be stepped on by little feet.
Without you, my life in not complete.
Stay with me please, my Leaf. Lie here, please don’t go.
See how the others all leave. I thought you were my bro.
I will protect you from the little feet.
Please it would be my treat. You are my sweet.
Stay with me, Leaf. Down low the green grass will grow.
Down low the green grass will grow, Tree, and sun will shine.
Where I can let the wind carry me, but you can still see.
For if the wind carries me away it will be a sign.
You can’t hold on Tree.
Forever you will be mine.
But it is time for me to be free. It is time for me to be me.
This poem was inspired by On a Night of Snow by Elizabeth Coatsworth.