Image: Childhood Leaf
Taking a leaf from childhood’s book
Leaves sand to irritate my eyes.
Crayon leaf rubbing
Preserves textures of my childhood smiles.
Musing grown woman reaches back
To pull away the rose coloured glasses.
Salty wind is blowing
Bob Dylan’s questions into every grain of memory.
Childhood questions adulthood
Beckons me back to the crunchiness of walking on the leaves.
Adult takes the child by the hand comforting her by saying
You can turn over a new leaf.
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