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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 his leaves.

But his parents said look it is fall.

Poem The Fall - Russell Edson