Leaf Shakers

Trees behave differently than humans.
As the weather downhill skis toward winter,
We start to wear more and more clothing.
But apart from conservative evergreens,
Trees begin stripping down in the autumn,
Until only a sprinkling of leaves remain,
Clinging to their bottoms like underwear.
These are then pulled down by the wind,
Eager to bend their naked branches over.
We have no use for leaves in the winter.
Summer is when we need them, for shade.
And as we begin to expose more skin,
Leaves become our substitute clothing.
Covering our summertime nakedness,
So no one can see us bent over a branch,
Shaking those sturdy summer leaves.

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