Farewell to you leaf of my branch,
the sun is gone and your work is done.
A fine job you did this Spring,
helped me grow and add a ring.
A mighty tree I grew so strong,
you a sprout I could not do without.
Awoke me from my Winter’s slumber,
fed me well all through the Summer.
The other leaves have gone to ground,
you did your best now find your rest.
Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris lives in Southport, NC. Published in Whisper’s & Echoes,and in 50 Give or Take for her flash fiction stories. Also Visual Verse for Mother Earth. She received Honorable Mention in Tales from the Moonlit Path 2021, Abandoned Places Halloween Challenge, for her short story, Abandoned Memories.