Monday, August 18, 2008

Honesty

A summer leaf
sweating
drips of dew

Under a tree,
leaf colored eyes reflect dried dirt
yearning for a sun shower

The heavy air smells of bark and maple syrup
that can stick to the ribs
like comfort food on the next inhale

Photo : "leaf dew abstract" by Lani Barbitta

7 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

That last stanza is wonderful! I've been in those woods!

throwshiswords said...

You're lucky people, Corinne and Linda -- I've never had the pleasure of being in those woods, but this poem makes me long to visit even more!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the smell of the last stanza...

gautami tripathy said...

The ending is great!

plunging in the tunneled abyss

Fireblossom said...

Goody, you're back!

I love the "leaf colored eyes."

Sara said...

This poem will be linked to tommorow from PWB. Thank you for being on our blogroll.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic imagery. I enjoyed every line.
Emilio