Leaves

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Rose Trees - Aliza Abusch-Magder - jGirls Magazine

I have been taught that the more ostentatious the leaf,
the happier its colors
as it clings to the branch in the unforgiving autumn winds,
the deader it is inside.

Apparently this applies to people too.

Accompanying Photo: “Rose Trees” by Aliza Abusch-Magder
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Kinneret Katz
Kinneret Katz is a home schooling senior in Los Angeles who enjoys learning about cultures and religions around the world and debating a diverse range of topics with friends. She began writing in fifth grade and has since taken numerous classes on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing, in addition to publishing two pieces in anthologies. Kinneret is currently a member of the jGirls Fiction and Poetry Editorial Departments.