The Last Leaf


When all his daring leaf friends

had fallen to the ground,

the anxious autumn leaf yelled:

“Wait for me! I’ll be there soon!”

He was growing eager

to twirl and float through the air!

“But before I let go,

 I’d like to know,

was it fun

 when you flew?

Was it fun?”

Getting no response, the leaf became frightened.

“Do you hear me, my friends?

Are you there?”

He hung his little head, quivered and said:

“I am lonely, and I am afraid!

I have to let go,

but I need to know,

did it hurt

when you fell?

Did it hurt?”

He found out it didn’t!

My response to today’s one-word prompt: Daring


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