Tenacious Tree (Stillwater Diary)

Maple Seedling, Stone Ridge, NY

Maple Seedling, Stone Ridge, NY

So much courage and optimism are required to be a maple mini me, two small leaves, parallel to the sky, above a would-be trunk, now just a stem with less stature than a new blade of grass.

The seedlings in the woods can succumb to catastrophes–being eaten, or casually trampled by deer or a Labrador chasing down a ball. And those around the house may someday reclaim the lawn.  But not this year.  The mower approaches.

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4 Responses to Tenacious Tree (Stillwater Diary)

  1. peteruno says:

    What a wonderful haiku!
    xox

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