photo by: Will Merydith
I’ve done my job And as the end slowly comes I will do my job again And fall lightly to my Home. I’ve rustled through the breeze And sang loudly through the winds of change. I’ve given you shade When you needed a break from the midday Sun. You’ve given life to me, So that I could give life to you, my Tree. Now the seasons are changing And it’s time for me to change as well. I’ve grown old to you Another spring I shall not know In your embrace. You once held me so that I knew I could touch the sky You once lifted me up so that I could see it all And held me firm when the storm clouds came. But now you’re letting go In your release I cry shades of red Of yellow and hues somewhere in between. Where we once held firm against the storm Now the slightest breeze tears us further apart. Where I once danced in the Sun I now wilt and seek refuge. Where I was once supple I am now dry and brittle to the touch. Yet I have done my job. And I will continue to do my job As I fall lightly to the Earth To feed you once again. Part of me in the decay will spawn another leaf In another time In your place, the place I loved to be. And you will dance in the breeze, and sing a song You will love the Sun together And hear the birds sing and the church bells ring I will be but a distant memory. But I will know that you are there. And in my silent revelry I will love you just like I always have. And when the calm breeze blows I will hear our song again And I will smile with a tear Knowing that I had the chance To dance With you.