~Green Tree / Fall~
Thank you, Green Tree.
For stretching out to meet each day unafraid.
Your leaves reached out to touch the morning rays.
Courageous branches held the birds and squirrels as they played.
You appreciated the spring rain, Green Tree.
Soaking up only what you needed.
Surrounding plants shaded by your un-impeding canopy.
Now, as you break and change, don’t be afraid, Green Tree.
Don’t hold back your leaves from color.
No one will question your strength, Green Tree.
Your beauty will remain.
Your life was not in vein.
As your last brown leaf exhales to the ground,
The forest will remember how you stood so proud.
Don’t fear the change, Green Tree.
–A Body of Hope