Everything is leaf in my empire of the heart

Everything is leaf and green and subtle throb
pumping chlorophyll and other organic matter
arterial carry of language and sun 
waging words leafmeal and cloudward
dirt and mineral soak into roots 
rhizomal offshoots hands clasping hands
under table across lines of state and necessity
my heart its own empire of want and wormhole
a placeholder for you and you and you
a baroque maze of mildew and blossom