Wow. Andrea this is so beautiful. I have a passion for trees and it is amazing to watch. Trees come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors down to the branches and leafes, but it's the healthy trunk making the tree standing strong. Take care and be blessed.
this is a beautiful 'full circle' poem. I had to stifle a laugh as the fallen leaf landed up on a shoe. But, the last laugh is on me for he became compost and then became absorbed into a future tree. Now that is what I call a happy ending.