by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Dad planted me
a cherry tree
for my birthday
years ago.

We were tiny
tree and me
my arms
his branches
short and low.

Through the window
through the years
we’ve watched 
each other
sway and grow.

This morning
I found cherries.
Tree, you did it!
Way to go!

© Amy Ludwig VanDerwater


Posted on May 28, 2015 and filed under Poetry & Quotes.