I saw three slender arms
waving gracefully through bare limbs
above the hill across the water
a new dawn has come.
The future is on the way
for now and future days.
At first only three were visible
from the rise in our backyard
but shifting my sight toward denser trees
three more came into view
then all nine were gently beckoning,
“Come, we won’t hurt you
we need you.
Your brief visit will help to cleanse
the air you travel through
from noxious fumes and soil.
Later I discover from upstairs window
this trio of stalwart structures
peeking through still leafless trees.
I wonder how many more will sprout
to supply our growing need?
Faith, Hope and Charity I call them.
Margery McManus Leach