Colorado Fir trees Await a Storm
The bristlecone Pine waits alone
Hoping Blue Spruce will lean in again.
Douglas Fir, Engelmann Spruce and Limber Pine
Are dancing to the music of the far canyon.
Lodgepole Pine and Narrowleaf Cottonwood
Are still sun bathing
While Ponderosa Pine and Rocky Mountain Juniper
Look down on Subalpine Fir wistfully.
Quaking Aspen and Pinon Pine exchange recipe’s
While Plains Cottonwood sips from her stream.
White Fir grows high on the mountain
And manages to maintain balance
Waiting for the rain.