Did I jump too soon?
Celebrate too early?
Will I like others before
Become the cliche of sports re-runs?
Will they think I am enough?
go behind my back, cutting me out?
Did I make the right move?
Involve enough of the team?
Questions flood my brain flood
blocking out beauty
Pausing I see amidst the turmoil
I am not these thoughts
They are a playback of an earlier time
Stuck in an endless feedback loop
Blocking the truth
Am I successful? asks this tree before me
Do I have enough?
Did I grow in the right location?
Do I have enough sunlight?
Will my offspring grow tall and be without burden?
Will other’s in my community thrive?
Will I be cut down before my time?
Did you notice my missing limb?
Do they trust me?
Do they love me?
My heart knows that trees
don’t think that way
All their days in the
full presence of God
Connected to heaven
Intertwined with the earth
Dancing in place