maple tree

majestically towering branches

are giving shade and shelter

protecting squirrels and birds

letting the leaves dance in the wind

endlessly leaning a shoulder to the storm

till finally the power breaks the stem

ruining the strength and pride of the
elderly tree which starts to bow
ending a dream which never came true
the dying maple lowers its head for a last greeting of it's admirers
before it lives on in the hearts and the memories of those who love it