One Leaf

one leaf falls at night
carried by the moonlit breeze
to settle gently
caressed to sleep on black earth
by rats’ feet where many’ve died

© 2016 Occasional Dreams
In response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor: #24 Black Earth
Image: Landscape of a leaf by arnie2105 / CC BY

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