What is Strength and Power

Picture of Douglas Fir Trees
Photo by Author

A giant fir tree
stands strong and fierce
trunk trailing skyward
in a straight line
grounded into earth
limbs flying in the wind
but trunk stands steady
I felt that way once
atop a thirty-foot pole
a group below me
will she stand on top
Me, I got lost
watching a gecko
wandering its way along
seemingly unaware
of the commotion
The pole stopped shaking
so did I
Next moment
take a step
swing down
"Trust your equipment,"
they said
Beauty stands
in quiet strength
allowing the world to spin
while eyes turn
toward the sun
and feet stand firm