We all are leaves.
We bud, shiny and green, wrinkly and curled up.
We stretch out and face the sun for a day or so.
We tremble in the wind.
We hang our heads low when the rain comes.
We wither and fade.
We fall to the ground, and then—
We return to the dust from which we came.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, until you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.
“We All Are Leaves” written October 3, 2017
Copyright © 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
“Dare to Be Different” photo taken in Milton, FL, 2017
“Ground Cover” photo taken on Skyline Drive, VA, 2014