Love like a tree

My love is like a tree

With many branches

And many leaves

It'll give you shelter

And give you shade

It'll invite the birds to sing for you

And colour the ground in the fall

You can carve our names on its bark

You can lean on it as you ponder

(what on earth I am talking about)

But abandon or neglect it

You will kill it

If that's what you want

But know this

It will teeter a while, before it departs

And when it does, it'll crush you

With the weight of all its dead leaves, dead branches and dead trunk.