Please Don’t Leaf Me

you must have fallen
felt yourself separated
from the limb that had
always been your mother
floating on the wind that
tore you from her…set adrift
you were caught by the
thread of an almost invisible
web were you twirled a dance
connected to the lamp post
outside my window not any
human-made art could equal
the beauty of your unfolding
i saw your birther looking down adoring
you and in her eucalyptus wisdom
rejoicing that you had been set free