Leaves in "Doc's Story"

John Edgar Wideman's "Doc's Story" describes a basketball court and has a nice image of the leaves there:

... Leaves pile up against the fence, higher and higher, piles that explode and jitterbug across the court in the middle of a game, then sweep up again, slamming back where they blew from...

I like the energy. Strong verbs like "explode," "jitterbug," "slamming." I like how the sentence is on the longer side and moves between different verbs, mirroring the way the leaves move around the court. It feels poetic.