The poplar, pine and paper oak
stretch crowns, trunks, and branches
upward pose toward the Provider.
Shedding of the old …
needles bumping and bouncing
clutching, clinging tree crevices.
Chestnut cones tumbling;
skid, slip, spill, stumble
down each sturdy branch.
Seeds donated for another season.
“And God said, “See I have given you every herb that yields seeds which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”Genesis 1:29