I pay attention to a single leaf

the wild woman never stops dancing
June 28, 2013
I brought my soul to the desert
August 17, 2013

On this day in summer
on a familiar path
I pay attention
to a single leaf
the wind rustled
out of a tree.
I bear witness
to this one in a million,
give audience to
its farewell dance,
and in turn
it bears witness
of me.