I just about fell over it,
this yellow leaf
fallen on the grating beneath it.
I saw it as I got off the bus downtown
and stopped mid-stride to take
its picture. My little camera
is usually always at hand,
either in my coat pocket or a tote,
and people had a confused look as I
drew the little black object to record - What?
Oh, well, it's fall, it's rainy and I liked
the way the little thing looked
against the shiny steel ribs
and the tan pebbles of the grate.