Monday, January 14, 2019

On Taking Down The Christmas Trees

Taking down the Christmas tree
is bittersweet these days
A harder task than in years gone by
Not just because
the getting up and down to take the tree
out of the stand
is harder on older joints and bones
But because
I feel the years deep inside.
True, this may not be yet
the winter of my life
But it is definitely the Autumn
And I wonder
as I take down these trees
and thank them, when no one is looking
for the joy the brought us
About the impact of my own life
And commit myself
to the planting of trees
in whose shade
I will never sit

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