Some leaves hold fast to the ground
hoping that the wind
won’t push them around.

Some leaves never touch the earth
holding tightly to a tree
since the day of their birth

Some leaves hold fast to one another
a barren tree with just two leaves
on the ground huddles the others

Some leaves prefer to fly
spread out like a sail
and riding the winds high

Some leaves defy gravities call
rising to the heavens on a thermal wind
leaves that do not ever fall

by Art~