Has anyone out there experienced loss? ┬áThis one’s for you

[written when my heart was broken]


Not all gifts are meant to last

occasionally, a tree

will bear some fruit, then stagnate

with no continuity


And then the fruit – and not the tree

in small delicious bites

is the true intended gift

from the One who Shines His Light


And even as you mourn the tree

whose branches now are bare

allow the fruit its time and place

be grateful it was there