i see your pain
standing alone
as the world whirls by you
beating you
defeating you
moody seasons
burning you with
sunny smiles then
with cold lashes and
bitter tongue
stripping you bare
aging you

and you can’t run
shackled by roots that
hold you still
in this hardened ground
in this same valley
with this same view
changed only by
suns and moons
oh tree
i see your pain
i feel it too

stay strong my friend
there’s always the spring