Could this be me?
Why do I feel this way….
I am sad because i failed to see
that my Russia Olive (tree)
You see I planted her
when she was very young,
and until recently I have checked her every day
she is not hard to miss,
she is right outside my bedroom window
and to the left of the deck when I go out.
Yet with the heat
and with all the … this and that…
that have been happening in my days
I saw she was getting top-heavy,
but I didn’t go further then register that thought
in my sun drenched, heat wilted brain
With an overnight rain, now she bows her head
in shame, for she is no longer standing proud and vain
her very first year to produce fruit
now she needs repair
True in nature on her own, she would be fine
but i adopted and brought her here
and put her down in the ground of a city lot
I took responsibility, and then forgot
The PL Second Founder said: When you have to pay for things, pay them joyfully and quickly without regret. In the same manner when you something to be done, let’s do it without any reluctance or hesitation. When you have to say something necessary, let’s express boldly and shamelessly without any compromise. This is the mot natural and right way to follow, PL Precept 19. Begin once you Perceive.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
yes.. she will be attended to today!!
Russian Olive, Elaegnus angustifolia,photo by B.N. Sullivan