Quivering Leaf

A blushing orange
autumn leaf quivers
in the cherry tree
like a toddler’s
bottom lip before
a single sparkling tear
trickles down a perfect cheek
and drops onto his mother’s hand,
and she doesn’t wipe it away,
making me smile on a windy day.

Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019

Quivering Leaf

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille Monday: We’re all a-quiver

De is our host this week, with the word ‘quiver’.

39 thoughts on “Quivering Leaf

  1. There is such love, such sweetness in this piece, and nearly a perfect poetic balance–no sense of a 44 word parameter, just poetics at its best.

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