Old Tree knows
The ways of the woods
The life that goes on and
The life that ends.
Old tree knows what renewal is
As each spring it is reborn again and again.
Yet old tree knows that when its time is done
It’s time to let go, release and become
One with the earth from which it was born
Supplying new roots with fresh nutrients from its tree bones.
~Kathie Adams Brown (December 23, 2011)