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The First Day of September

Published September 3, 2018 in Leonard - 0 Comments

First Day of September

The helicopter kept circling

with the search light.

Leonard hid in the avocado tree,

Climbed up

About two thirds of the way

and hugged a big branch.

He disappeared.

Became the tree.

His aunt, Tia Tita

Could hear plants

They talked to her.

She hated going to the bank

Because all the plants

were so unhappy.

Every time she went they complained to her.

Leonard heard for the first time

a tree speak to him.

As he hugged it, the avocado tree

Reciprocated, heard him

And hid him from the world.

It said, “You spend so much time in fear.”

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