Look up

photo of a tree with a few branches curved in the shape of a tiny heart

Even in dark times
love sign glimmers hopefully
nature reassures

Locked down

photo of a single, leafless tree on a sidewalk

Waves cheery hello
single social bubble bud
my neighbourhood tree.

Remnants

photo of a giant tree bark with a large and wide base

Crumbs of life gather,
coat the crust of her remains—
a cracking pileup.

Never judge

photo of a tree bark that has a lot of bumps and blemishes

Covers can mislead:
rugged blemishes on trees—
life indicators.

Fall

Dangling on tree limbs
twirling, swinging, tormenting—
leaf, watching husky.