Who asks the tree...
How much will you grow next year?
Have you decided what color your leaves will be?
And what about lightning?
Aren't you afraid of getting struck?
You'd better check to make sure your insurance policy is up to date!
Do you need more coverage against global warming?
Hey, will your seeds bear fruit?
How far will your roots spread?
You'd better drink more water.
And look, that tree over there is growing taller than you!
It's leaves are a deeper orange.
The tree IS the tree
It can be nothing else
The divine energy of the cosmos
fills its cells
just like mine
It illuminates life
And we accept that
as the cycle of life
We see its splendor
eat its fruit
seek refuge in its shade
burn it for heat
never lamenting what it is not
never berating it for not being more
How is it that you
trust the tree
to just BE