ONCE UPON A LEAF.©
How curious can I possibly be
To envision a day upon a leaf?
A Tom Thumb I would need to be!
To hop and skip upon a frond –
Yes! It is beyond belief!
As queen for a day in the city of green,
I would study the curling, twisting, leaves.
Run my fingers over the perfect veins.
A drink of water I would take
From glistening droplets of rain.
Within a sheaf of leaf
I would conceal myself.
Here, I will have the freedom
To survey tiny, armoured, beasts
Partaking of their juicy feasts.
I would stroke the silky wing of a butterfly.
Count the spots on a ladybird.
Gaze into the turquoise eyes of a dragonfly,
And catch a swift ride on a lizard.
In the centre of an elephant ear
Is where I will take my rest.
With my hands beneath my head.
I will dream away the rest of the day,
In this most secret place on earth.