Donald Levering

autumn they are done w/ the
staid life of shrubs, their
anchors left to plumb the
desert depths while they roll
away rootless on billows,
tumbling toward boulders,
dropping into arroyos,
bouncing across highways,
stacking against fences
always sowing seeds

From Outcroppings in Navajoland by Donald Levering, Navajo Community College Press.
© 1984 Donald Levering.