I hear you whisper gently,

‘Be still, breath me in, believe’.

I hear you rustle restlessly,

‘Be still, notice me, awaken’.

I feel your bark magnetically,

‘Be still, connect with me, re-energise’.

I hug your trunk desperately,

‘Be strong, rely on me, trust’.

I telepathically call up to your green canopy,

Trust what? I shout.

Believe what? I scream.

Awaken to what? I question.

Re-energise how? I ask.

Trust what? I ponder.

Then I surrender in your shade knowing you hold the answers.