I walked along the sidewalk.  Spring surrounded me.

Looking to my right I saw the tree.

A canopy of leaves was there within the park;

Limbs outstretched, life flowing through its bark.

I moved and touched the tree.  It felt so strong, so stable.

I dropped my bags and found that I was able

To reach the lowest branch, so with a heave

I climbed on the limb amongst the leaves

To lie face upward.  I looked up to the sky

And in that moment I discovered that I

Was transported to days when I was young,

Stretched out in joy and wonder, breathing in the sun.