“A Tree

A tree that once stood alone
A tree that was unstable
and not very strong

A tree that didn’t have much of a chance
for a tree for no one did understand

A tree that was so afraid to let go
for that reason
that tree never learned to grow

A tree that never felt the warmth of the sun
or made shadows in the moon
for a tree who could seem to never
blossom into something new

A tree with branches that snapped
with thunderstorms and hurricanes
beating on its back

A tree that never grew up to be all it could be
I wonder what was holding this tree back from
its dreams ”