A Leaf, a poem written by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis at Spillwords.com
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A Leaf

A Leaf

written by: Kalpna Singh-Chitnis



A leaf isn’t just a leaf.
It’s a map of the universe.

A giant highway runs through its spine
and its veins fork, like roads running in all directions.

A leaf takes us on a journey
to our very first home, the tree.

In a leaf, the sun and clouds are hidden,
the moon flakes and bird songs are trapped.

A leaf sitting in my lap, I bring it close to my ear
and hear it like a conch shell, echoing the waves of times.

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