Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Leaves Go South a Little

There were leaves falling in Maine;

Maine which is with Virginia,

Virginia to the south.

Leaves go south a little,

Leaves go south.

Leaves go to earth in Maine,

And never reach Virginia;

Never reach Virginia, some ways.

And Virginia is still.

The Atlantic goes against Virginia.

Sometimes, leaves get to the Atlantic.

From off trees they get to the Atlantic.

Sometimes, leaves go south a little on the Atlantic.

So there are leaves in Maine.

Leaves fell in Maine.

Leaves are in Maine.

Leaves go south a little,

Not to Virginia, some ways.

Virginia, which is with Maine in America, in the world, world, world.