This morning I saw an old leaf,
rolled up in a ball and seeming
to skip with perfect rhythm as if to a tune,
to the left, now to the right, and back to the left …
* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.
Leo Lafleur is a writer of short stories, poems, novels, and songs. He has been nominated in several categories – producer of the year, rock artist of the year, and folk artist of the year – in the Music NB Awards competition. His critically acclaimed series for children, The Errand, has been published internationally, and the third book of this series has been recognized in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre publication Best Books for Kids and Teens 2021. He is based in Saint John, New Brunswick.