You say I've hidden my heart
under the shade of some
black leaf growing out of
a dampened earth. I spent a day
trying to figure what this
meant because my habit is,
as you may know,
the meticulous kind and
after some thought I realized
that in the "I" you meant "you".

So in response, being both
who I am and who you describe,
yes, I am the black leaf
and the colorless world I express
can bring one to tears.