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The Survivor

Story ID:8503
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2012
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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The old spruce has one
withered branch --
a leftover from winterís
heavy snow
yet alive
in summerís plunge

the elements continue
to provide
sustenance---grow strong
and rise again
perfecting the shape
of this magnificent tree --
a natural intention.

© Richard L. Provencher