Walnut Tree Blues

You with the long branches and healthy leaves

What large clusters of ripening nuts you have!

I bet your roots go deep and wide.

How many years have you been standing there

waiting for me to stare at you

all misty-eyed.

I like the feel of your rough bark against my sweating skin

on hot days like these

Thank you for kindly shading me

I could listen to your leaves rustle in the gentle breeze for days

I know i have to go before you drop your seed

but think of me, as i will you, in the Autumn

when much of you will fall to the ground.

Be strong in the winter cold

when you stand unadorned,

think of these hot days

when I stood by your side

in love with you x

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