a transition of
sustenance to self
a decomposing stump
for green construction
The birch lies with lichen and leaves
only to rise again in the next season
as hope eternal, the spring ephemerals.
There is no failure in falling.
While the descent may be hard
repose eventually softens all difficulty.
This is the grace of transformation.
Up-ended by weather, pulled from the ground;
decomposition returns you home to the earth.