I uprooted you from your place in my Webster's so quickly,
I never looked to see where you came from.
I know you didn't stay with your immediate family
Leafbud Leaf Butterfly
Leaf Curl or Leaf Fur Leafhopper Leaf Lard
Leaflet or Leaf Minor Leaf Mold Leaf Rust
Leaf Spot or Leaf Spring
but with relatives somewhere else
on your family tree.
Perhaps you spent time with
or even with members of the Phyll Family
but most certainly with someone from a to z.
And I know I once must have thought you the definition of a beautiful
and placed you where I thought you'd last long:
safe among the leaves I love to read —
a place where I am most at home.
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