One benefit of having such tall trees
is that they function like the nimble tar
who scuttled up the mast to peer a bit
beyond the near horizons from the deck.
They catch the morning sun the way they catch
the first few drops of rain-their upper limbs
before the ones below. In this they are
meek cousins of the prophets who described,
not just invisible realities,
but also what those unseen hands would do.
This morning, with their growing tips, they say
it will be fair and warm for us today.