A Tree

A tree. Identifiable by its leaves not fruit
barren for three long years of soil sapping
foliage. The utilitarian says chop it down.
The affectionate says dig around and feed it.
One more year. One more chance.
One last try.

Photo credit: flickr, Raúl Villegas, "Higuera," April 3, 2010

Photo credit: flickr, Raúl Villegas, “Higuera,” April 3, 2010

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