Every Leaf (a #poem)

Every Leaf
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor  

Screaming out their colors
never a chance to hide
the sublimation of nature
impossible, unthinkable.  

Every leaf calls out
its own prayer:
"Be like this!" 

But out-thinking nature, 
holding color back, 
not expressing that prayer, 
is why we aren't the same. 

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