April 26th

A hole in the ground
where a beloved tree used to be
has now become a place to sit
for friends and family.

The tree’s great trunk,
is now four large stumps,
that we plan to use
as tables.

Paint them white
to prevent rot
and honor the life
that they’ve still got.

How many conversations
will they now hear
as the evening stars
begin to appear?

4 26 2017 AISI pic