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Leaf Song

I have hiked most of my life—
   
huffed up hills unawares    
of the delicate leaf song  
  when Grandfather Sun    
  warmed frost on their bones;    
as though a tribe of women    
kneading bread in the kitchen—  
  throated hums echoing    
  methodical hands in rhythm    
   
There are three score years  
  and a trillion steps under my belt;    
  yet, was never aware    
of their liminal passage rite    
unto the Valley of Death  
 
One lifetime is never enough  
to learn, nor appreciate it all     
~
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
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Author's Note
They sing if you listen
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