Just a leaf

my puppy has a leaf
stuck on her chin
it doesn’t seem to bother her

discarded by a tree
ignored by my puppy
soon to return to the ground —
lost to the shadow of time

but not yet

the leaf clings to agency
by the red whiskers of my puppy
enjoying its ride
around and around my yard

I wonder
how long it will stay there

what can we do but hold on tight


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

For Poets and Storytellers United: Friday Writings #3: A Different Interpretation. I chose “hold on tight” which is less a saying and more a catchphrase, maybe?

And Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – shadows

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

11 thoughts on “Just a leaf

  1. It can’t be a “just a leaf” with such beauty and precision it had been captured. I love how poetry makes the ordinary extraordinary; joys of finding beauty in simple things. Brilliant write!

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