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Lucky Leaf

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.


Lucky Leaf

Walking the dog today I saw an unusual sight.

A leaf-shaped like a heart, what a lovely delight.

I picked it up and took it home so my beautiful wife could see.

I told her,

"Close your eyes."
"Hold out your hands."
"Just do it gently."

I dropped the leaf lightly into her palms and told her not to squeeze. "Be so very still, and try not to breathe."

When she opened her eyes, to glimpse my leafy surprise, it made her very happy.

She chuckled and blushed then game me a kiss as she said, "Thank you for this, but it's slightly sappy."

You know what they say about a happy life. Well, I just made myself a very happy wife.

One in Ten Thousand

Tens of thousands of yellow-orange leaves are scattered on the ground.

This one is like a conjoined twin that did not spit and made a heart.

This is how I found it all alone away from the other leaves just waiting for me to pick it up.

So I did.

I brought it home to my wife with a hug and a kiss.

She was amazed and delighted.

© 2020 Jason Nicolosi

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