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Leaves of Three

by Matthew Zangen

Why do we pick the easy itch
from rose thorn pricks or summer weeds?

If leaves were free we would be rich,
but ivy strips the fruitful tree.


Posted on 06/22/2008
Copyright © 2023 Matthew Zangen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 06/22/08 at 02:23 PM

It always says a lot for a poem when you can pack a world's worth of imagery into just a few lines. Well done.

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