I saw a leaf today
It tumbled and tripped across the cool asphalt
As rain dripped off the gleaming chrome of a muffler passing by
It trembled and flipped between Armoralled tires
Never quite getting caught
I watched a leaf today
Its crisp brown caught my eye as it passed over the white dotted line
It shuddered as thunder rumbled both ground and angry sky
It hurried along its way dancing on gusts of frigid breath
Brown and dead
Defying the pass of time
Ignoring Springtime's call
I saw a leaf today.
And I was sad.