Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mary Bone writes


Gnarled hands clasp together
on the front porch
As a couple reflects over
the seasons.
In their lives together,
the oak tree in the front yard
has weathered many storms.
It has seen destruction and
stands proudly
having sheltered
kids and grandkids.
They can still imagine the laughter
from picnics and Koolaid parties.
The heart is still carved on the
tree with their names on it.
The tree continues to be
a haven as squirrels drop nuts and
birds build nests
in the branches.
 The Tree -- Bartek Elsner

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