of trees. Short grass glade
save the centered solitary willow. Crowned
in majestic arraignment.
A reflection of the humbleness
of prayer before benediction. And
of guilt. Not twisted
dogwood for a sacrifice.
Not oak strong to stand alone. Stretching
toward heaven from root to trunk to bough,
but bowing to earth in search
From root sprouts
to form a forest of its own.