I took a few minutes this weekend
to thumb through a coffee table book
of awesome amateur photography
that we’ve had at least five years.
Even though it’s a lovely book,
the day we got it
may be the last time I read it!
As I thumbed through the pages,
I was surprised to find a dried but vibrant
red leaf resting on a photograph
of people playing basketball.
The leaf made it this long;
I can’t stand the thought
of just tossing it outside
after surviving for so long.
So it’s still tucked away
with the basketball players,
rooting to be discovered
again someday.