A Leaf's Last Dance

By Sarah-Kate Simons, Year 8

an upturned face

suspended

in empty space

wind-borne feet

violating choreography

impulsively pirouetting

wingless

yet flying

losing momentum

in a dizzy curtsey

on a silent

red-patterned

stage

This poem first appeared in WriteOn magazine 2017-2018

© Sarah-Kate Simons and The School for Young Writers, 2018.