fallen leaves


There’s nothing remarkable

about giving Gravity

his way, nothing noteworthy

about this free-fall; no great

burden of excellence hangs

about the necks of the damned

as they rot in earthen graves.


Falling is too natural

to draw comments from the stands,

stumbling too easy to raise

an eyebrow or stir surprise.

So when she rose from the dead,

walked away from the compost

in her burnt orange platform

heels, she really stepped it up.

8 comments on “Counterpoint

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Burnt orange platform heels! You are right; that is really stepping it up 😉

  2. Pam says:

    great twist at the end – made me smile!

  3. Caddo says:

    Ahhh YES!

  4. Melody, you’d never believe my first mental picture and impression ! I first heard the song “Tangerine” in the sultry sounds of the saxophone ~ Automatically I had a yummy swallow of hot pumpkin pie in full gravity down my throat and, the rush of cinnamon mocking another prouder spice i.e. nut-meg. lol…lol

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