If I was a tree I don’t know
if I’d grow so big as to not fit in the
forest without standing out so
conspicuously that everyone always
looked at me when they walked by,
I was so noticeable.
So, I might consider growing to
just ‘average’ height so I’d
blend in and be a part of the
forest & feel like I belonged to
something bigger than myself.
Sometimes, I’ve been watered so
intensively and been planted in
the best sun spot that my growing
took off into the sky unrestricted
I was destined, determined to be
the tallest, widest, most dense,
beautiful tree in the forest.
Redwoods with path and big leaf maple tree in fall color. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California
No one could come up to my
height & join my primo
Still in all, I was still a tree
and just because I was big
didn’t mean there wasn’t
a place for me in the
I’ll wait, happily growing
bigger & see who sits in my
shade, climbs my branches
for a better view and puts me
in their photographs the most.
Photography Dennis Frates Photography http://www.fratesphoto.com/