Janzajma poetry break-up

Leaves

Forest and plants is a recurring theme in many of my poems. The idea is that everything forms life and that there’s energy in everything. Some things, however, go bad and rotten. Bad relationships for example. ‘Leaves’ is a poem about noticing and trying different things to learn to know yourself and not put yourself in the same situation. Sometimes, leaves can barely hold onto a tree and other times they can survive through a storm.

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Since I first laid eyes on a brown leaf
I’ve admired it ferociously
and sought it subconsciously
I wasn’t willing or able to perceive

The amazement of noticing one that was blue
Hoped it’d change everything for the better
It did for a while; its effect felt like a record-setter
Except it wasn’t true

It took me a while to grow again
to keep my focus and re-energize
We agreed on a faceless compromise
Ran a 21k without the need to train

The blue is out, the brown is back
Wait, it’s negated, there was a flag on the play
Suddenly there’s nothing I can say
felt like every snap resulted in sack after sack after sack

Now I’m here and where is that
Maybe I should seek a leaf that is green
Maybe it won’t entail anything coming between
Maybe I’ll buy a dog instead of a cat

Author’s note:

Forest and plants is a recurring theme in many of my poems. The idea is that everything forms life and that there’s energy in everything. Some things, however, go bad and rotten. Bad relationships for example. ‘Leaves’ is a poem about noticing and trying different things to learn to know yourself and not put yourself in the same situation. Sometimes, leaves can barely hold onto a tree and other times they can survive through a storm.

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