By Caroline R.

Children of Mother Nature:
Birch, Maple, Oak, and others.
Greeks would say they’re from Gaea,
Romans would say Terra.

Some branches snap softly, others quite loudly.
Some bark is thick, others thin.
Branches and bark,
The color of chocolate.

There’s also the trunk,
Not the gray elephant kind,
The brown of hot coffee.
Home to multitudinous creatures.

And the leaves!
Swaying gracefully down
Like a snowfall.
Sprinkling a rainbow of red like a cherry,
Orange like a mango’s sweet inside,
Yellow like a sour lemon.
They all crunch noisily underneath you.