Rather than wait for the tree to fall,
we take it down and plant another.
When those we love die too early,
the future has a hole in it.
There are others to love,
but there is no replacement,
which is what's best,
but not what we want.
Photo of tree trimmer 50 feet up a diseased sweet gum.
by Danny N. Schweers, image and prayer copyright 2010.