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!
A queen for a day in the city of green!
I would explore the leaves graceful patterns.
Run a hand over their perfect veins.
A drink of water I would take
From glistening beads of rain.
Within a sheaf of leaf,
I would conceal myself.
Here, I will have the freedom
To survey tiny armoured beasts,
Devouring their juicy feasts.
I’d 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 center 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.