The Leaf's Lament

The Leaf's Lament

Said the leaf to the sky,
I would learn how to fly,
But I'm shaking like a leaf do I dare?

Said the sky to the leaf,
It's a matter of belief
Just jump into my blanket of air!

Then the sky sang,
Then the leaf sprang,
And the trees were empty and bare.


from Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock (Lion, 2006), copyright © Andrew Fusek Peters 2006, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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