Minimal treat for maximal performance (without a title) from Mark Truscott Said Like Reeds or Things
leaves answer answer leaves
I have remembered this as “leaves answer answers leave” — just wanting that flutter of the “s” to be displaced in the breeze of breath. Regardless, I like how the first two words where the noun “leaves” provides a metonym for the image of a whole tree and somehow the leaf-full tree supplies an “answer” to some unknown yearning. The second half of the line emphasizes the fragility of any grasp of understanding that might be achieved by contemplation — the noun is converted to a verb and all leaves.
And so for day 1644