Thoughtumns - Poem by Gerard Geiger
Thoughtumns

A herd of maple leaves hunker
in the corner as a riot of oak
and willow cousins slice their way by.

All unknowingly seeking sanctuary,
a replacement for lost security, so
recently ripped from their mothers wombs.

Untrained in this business of life
competing with their fellows,
piling together in the choicest spots.

Their rushed efforts aiding to congeal
the sap of their veins, weathering the colors
of their new found freedom of adolescence.

Wondering how it all came to be,
what is expected of them,
and how could they possibly ever

become their own tree?


Copyright October 2004 Gerard A Geiger

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