15 June 2007

Russell Edson

[from Russell Edson's The Intuitive Journey, 1976]

The Fall

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

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