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"Leaf", by Zoran Jakimovski

“Leaf”, by Zoran Jakimovski


It fell off the branch on its own, smooth and light,
and floated as such in the air.
The child thought it was a butterfly bright
and reached out its hand in despair.

Little did the hues of autumn
alter their shade.
The branch however stayed in solemn
grievance for the jade.

Aco ŠopovMerge with Silence, (Слеј се со тишината)1955