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Your leaves have fallen

Your bare branches droop

Your trunk is bent over

I still see the blue sky above you

But do you?

Your leaves float around

Withered and brown

In the wind

Like memories you didn’t need anymore

Some will fly away

But some will remain

Absorbed into the ground

Become the soil that nourishes

Seep into your roots

Help you rise up, again

Your leaves to grow again

Here’s some water, dear tree

And there’s always the sun

I hope it helps you stretch

Your branches out, again

Stand up tall and mighty, again

Today, you don’t remember what you’ve been

But you will someday, again

You will be the shade

Weary travellers need, again

Till then, rest, dear tree

As long as you need

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