Humanity Leaves

Humanity Leaves

Let me leave the earth better than I found it
By wearing the leaves of listening and empathy
Growing, unfurling, receptive in form and fashion

Let me leave others more comforted than I found them
By sharing the leaves of their pain and longings
Collecting, preserving, validated in their proffering

Let me leave my children deeper than I ever was
By planting the leaves of wisdom and grace
Teaching, sharing, enunciated in my living

Let me leave my lover satiated with our life
By speaking the leaves of trust and worth
Embracing, caressing, empowered in togetherness

And when the leaves of my life cover to the top of my head
I will again return to the dirt from which I am formed
To join all of the layers of the humus of humans

Blowing and swirling gently among the other leaves of humanity.

~SMK
Inspiration: A pile of decaying leaves in a bucket on my patio, and the approaching anniversary of my late husband’s death.

6 thoughts on “Humanity Leaves

Share a thought...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s