All trees reach for the sky,
—each branch an arm,
—each arm a fork,
a fine-tuned divide,
becoming smaller, grayer, thinner.
Yet in each twig life-giving sap flows
to each twig tip, where leaves nestle,
and flowers and fruit lie curled as buds waiting
to grace the world with ripeness—an EXPLOSION
of form, shape and color,
the resulting scene a vibrant landscape
with ribbons of color and splashes of life.
~Kathie Adams Brown (April 10, 2014)