Feed me to the fallen leaves
Let their curled teeth crumble
Into my skin
Until I lie leprous and loved
Until I lie devoured and decomposed (loved)
Until our dried veins are crushed together
And I join the potpourri of the forest floor.
Until the wind can lift
The autumn flakes of my breath and bones
And throw them like skipping stones
Over the still spaces of the world,
Leave me to the leaves
I want no more.