- Vol. 03
- Chapter 06
In that summer, I discovered leaves, felt their rough and smooth, drew in their citrus, amber, indescribable breath, like a lover sleeping close.
I clothed myself in leaves, weaving too many shades to learn the names of parent plants, to dress myself in rippling green, finer than light.
And I slept deep in leaves, nested like a mouse, a bird, a lizard, a snake, the phoenix, rising from burning leaves, my fire blazing behind summer eyes.