"October" - 10/5/20

There are many different kinds of leaves
There are leaves predicated on the soul
And leaves elevated by levity's gall
Leaves founded freely on commonality
Leaves bolstered by shared bright hopes
There are leaves that spring from respect
And leaves that celebrate courage
Leaves that stem from heartfelt gratitude
Leaves derived from deeply felt appreciation

There are branches some would deem friendship
Branches built at least primarily on blood-ties
There are branches that glisten like cobwebs 
Underneath cerulean blue, sun-drenched skylights
There are roots as reaction to beauty, compassion
There are roots all-consuming, unbridled like wind
Wind letters, wind balloons, wind flowers, wind sighs
But what of the seeds, unresolved, undefined?
How can seeds grow when doubt overshadows

 Distance, conditional, ruefully opines