Haven

Like palm groves that stretch afar,

like gardens beside a river,

like aloes that the Lord has planted, 

like cedar trees beside the waters.

— Numbers 24:6, ESV

A tree whispered

as I passed by

reminding me

of his cool, green

shade, the far-

reaching branches,

that filter our air,

the canopy 

that provides

shelter for bird

and squirrel 

and ant,

the roots

that connect

to the next

living ecosystem,

and finally

I Thought to say

Thank you,

so I sat underneath

his protective

limbs and praised

the One who made him.

—C.L. Fisher, June 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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