These decaying leaves
hold mysteries of life, death, and rebirth
a miraculous blend of science and magic
sustaining where they recklessly fall,
creating a patchwork blanket
to warm tiny seeds yearning to anchor
into the richness of Mother Earth.
When they begin to fade and rot,
decomposing to less than they were,
the riches they hold compound,
while feeding the new life around
nourishing each tender shoot
as they heed their death call.
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2018/12/11/poetics-magic-of-ordinary-things/