tree reaching up

tree

reaching up

to gray today

blue tomorrow

branches sparse

between

bare trunk

you

tell me

we are

one

too

can stand

tall

you

befriend me

oh scraggly

tree

dewdrop

on blade

of grass

a tiny

prism

beauty

to behold

one

among many

a comfort

that

now here

then gone

new

form

to reappear

oh dewdrop

on blade

of grass

Sr. Marie Clarkson, OLM