Stem first, they glide to earth catching a small current of fresh fall air. Some zig zag. Some plummet. Some twirl. Obedient ones fall right below the tree twirling noisily to earth.
I wrote this the other day at work while taking a break from my computer. I saw the leaves falling but then started paying closer attention to the patterns of their descent. It tickled me. And I stayed there a little longer to watch this act of nature. Those little falling leaves were really loud if you just took a minute to notice.