A banyan leaf was stored
between the pages of a book
Not opened for years
Book was searched and consulted
to help another
The old leaf was a surprise
Chlorophyll had lost its essence
Just a network of veins
The frame work is all that remained
I could see though the leaf
a world of forgotten faces
Neglected knowledge of letters
Delicate because of all that inattention.
Unacceptably dead and beautifully fragile
Completely useless

4 thoughts on “WITHERED LEAF

  1. Thank you. Knowledge is not useless , but time lost in crying is …..however perfect the reasons may be. Was my lesson to learn …Old leaf was dead.
    I had to turn a new leaf so as to live.


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