The Leaf’s Lament
Said the leaf to the sky,
I would learn how to fly,
But I’m shaking like a leaf do I dare?
Said the sky to the leaf,
It’s a matter of belief
Just jump into my blanket of air!
Then the sky sang,
Then the leaf sprang,
And the trees were empty and bare.
Copyright: from Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock (Lion, 2006), copyright © Andrew Fusek Peters 2006, used by permission of the author and the publisher