There's an ailing tree in our garden.
I wondered about giving it up.
Perhaps something else would do better
there, in that particular spot.

But someone who knows about trees
pointed out that it was thirsty.
Water it. Daily. She said.
Don’t forget

So I’ve been watering it.
Remembering every day.
And it’s recovering beautifully,
growing fat, juicy leaves with which to breathe.

All the time teaching my heart
what water can do.

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