[from Russell Edson's The Intuitive Journey, 1976]
There was a man who found two leaves and came indoors holding them out saying to his parents that he was a tree.
To which they said then go into the yard and do not grow in the living room as your roots may ruin the carpet.
He said I was fooling I am not a tree and he dropped the leaves.
But his parents said look it is fall.
The Tunnel: Selected Poems of Russell Edson