242. August 30th
A potent green striped with white,
The leaf flops over.
A long branch-like trap for the sun,
An essential part of its life.
Providing nourishment for the plant,
Taking energy from the sun.
An invaluable process for growing,
And making food for all.
The green leaves then pass on nutrition,
To all kinds of animals.
Giving up their own labours,
For the good of others.