This is for the tree I encountered on my walk today:
I stood on the sidewalk, staring up at you, amazed. Breeze shuffling through your leaves and light--I was in an ocean of green, and the sky was my floor. You seemed to breathe, you moved in the wind, I closed my eyes and focused on the sound, let it wrap itself around me.
Tree, you are the one I notice most when I go outside. You are the vision that stays in my mind, you are the hallucinogenic dream. You are the slender tendrils of bark and green rooted to the earth and waving, breathing in the sky. You are the dance of dappled sunlight and cool green shadow.
Thank you for being you.