Today is the day the ginkgo tree will lose all its leaves.
It began yesterday a shower of yellow on a sunny day
a fall of bright fans filling that corner of the yard
and I have learned that it is usual for the ginkgo
to lose all its leaves in a span of twenty four hours.
Very soon now it will be left standing
bare resolute proud in a pool of yellow
while its comapnion pin oak clings to all its leaves
well into winter never having learned, it seems,
the art of letting go.
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