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Leaves clutch their ropy fingers around the tree's limbs. The zesty leeches bloom, crack open overnight and slip silently up the nearest oak or maple. They pierce the crunch of bark and penetrate deep into the rubbery veins.

They feed. They pauperize plum and peach until they are heavy and brown; heavy laden with the stolen sap.

When at last they reach their fill the tree can finally shake them off emphatically, desperately, until at last it is clean again. The tree reaches its black bones to the sky in praise and as a new year begins vows never again to be the victim of leaves.
It started off as a thought about leaves and trees but I guess by the time I finished it u was thinking of this as a metaphor for people. Those around you, are they helping you or themselves? Only you know the answer.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...and as a new year begins vows never again to be the victim of leaves
there are so many things we vow never to be victim of again but will fall for again and again every year. But maybe we should take the tree as example still. Also he falls in the same trap every year, he never gives up, shakes them of anew again each year.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Nods, exactly. Same thing over and over.
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Certainly a different way of looking at a traditional image, for that I commend you.

I'm not sure I buy the inversion; you suggest what if leaves are like this, my brain doesn't want to accept the possibility because leaves are the thing that feed the tree, and the fruit. Leaves are the tree's raison d'etre. They are a poet's words.

Linguistically, strong work once again.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'm late responding because April hates me, I apologise :[

:giggle: I'm not suggesting leaves are like this in reality, I know what trees are all about biologically, just sometimes I like to view things differently.
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
That's fair, and I understand what you are trying to do. I'm just not sure that I can share your vision of them because my vision of leaves is so strong.
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CatherineFairport Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I love listening to you. Every time I see that link, hear me read it. It is like a little gift. Thank you.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'm late responding because April hates me, I apologise :[

Silly, thank YOU for listening :} Love you xox
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Zevais Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
I need more leaves to cover up my thorns.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I don't know what I need
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