I remember when the scorching hot sun
would smooch the earth and you sought asylum
from the blaze – in the shadows cast by my mighty branches
Away from the burning rays-
You were such great company in summer.
I remember when I was in full bloom and my flowers
were quite the aesthetic.
Flowers, you liked to pick them
And the scent soothed your senses
You were such a heaven sent in spring.
I remember when my supply of flowers and leaves
Yes my leaves and flowers
were strewn across the ground,
a carpet of gold, red and brown
but you were doing all the “leaving”
I guess they call Autumn “fall” because that’s when things fell apart
I remember when the frost came by with mighty force,
all you could do was stay indoors.
Branches bare, like talons protruding from underground
Nowhere to be found