willows on the wane

Towering twin willows lush golden crowns

Glowed against the backdrop of the fall sky

Cascades of branches flowed to the lawn

Testimony of  longevity

Circumference, 100 inches

An inch for each year of life

Lumbering 40 feet above the creek

Treasures in the garden

Then major branches fell

Deforming  the display

Then a section of a trunk collapsed

Exposing an unhealthy interior

Wood wet yet crumbling willow mush

Critters took up residence

Gnawing a cave near the roots

I know the willows are fading

I will miss their umbrella in the spring mist

Their shade in the summer sun

Their golden glory in the fall

Their silhouettes in the winter.

About Poetry Road/Marty Goes to Mars

Poetry storage, genealogy research and tribute to my grandson with Down Syndrome . Creativity is my outlet--expressions in acrylics, accomplished quilter , doll maker and writer. Please visit my shop sites. Thank you for stopping in!
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