I love this poem, right down to the "d" leaf falling to finish the last sentence on the ground. Thank you Brian Bilson.
de·cid·u·ous /diˈsijo͞oəs/ adjective = (of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually. Example: "Aspens are sun-loving deciduous trees." Informal (of a tree or shrub) broadleaved. (The word also denotes the milk teeth of a mammal, which are shed after a time.)