Saving leaves

Sunburst on leaves

and there is work to do

in this record heat.

 

These days summer

turns speckled and red,

veins thin yellow,

deep season green

returns only with

a transfusion

water from a tap.

 

To save a leaf,

hold dear

a bent branch

until there is breath

again.

 

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