I was thinking to say
I raked up your new leaf
And turned it into the compost
With all the other shit
From which to grow my new life
But my inner grammarian complained
That it’s a misunderstanding of the trope
Better, when you turned the leaf
Paging right past the chapters I was in
I took it as the writing on the wall
And hosed it down.
I asked friends on Facebook to give me prompts; this one and a couple of others in response to “metaphor, metalepsis, synedoche, etc.” from a friend who is an artist, philosopher, and scholar who studies this concept.