My Word of the Month poem for September

Hi everyone,

I posted one tendril poem under W.O.M. but today I saw something that inspired a second one. Here it is.

I’ll Be Here All Week
David L. Harriosn

Sere brown leaf
suspended on spider silk
stem-down
like a microphone
with no one there,

Unless the leaf,
in comic relief,
is performing improv
for flies,

In a chlorophyll-less rasp,
“Have you met our host?
A real standup guy,
looks you right in the eye,
and the eye,
and the eye and the eye,
and the eye and the eye,
and the eye,
and the eye.
Hey, I got a million of ‘em!

“Two leaves falling,
one yells, ‘I’m dying!’
Second says,
‘You’re not dead, dummy,
it’s the sudden stop on the sidewalk
that kills you!’

“Drum roll please!

“Wait! I got more!

“Have you heard the one
about the spider and the fly?”

The leaf is released,
cause unknown,
tendrils toward the sidewalk sighing,
“I thought I was booked all week!”

15 comments on “My Word of the Month poem for September

  1. Good morning, Matt, and thank you. I saw that leaf yesterday suspended in space and thought it deserved a poem of its own. The next time I looked out the window, it had fallen to the walk and looked like every other dead leaf there.

    David

    • Tell me about it! I winked at a girl when I was in 6th grade. All the guys talked about me for a few hours. Then I was just so yesterday.

      David

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