Luscious Survival
Amidst a cluster of the assorted lush trees
One stood out as the most unique
Half of its barren branches black and burnt out
The other half in their full glory and lustre
Trunk stood firm, roots strong
Nothing was taken away in a way
The contrast seemed to enhance its beauty instead
What had caused the trauma?
What prevented further damage?
Of the entire forest it was that special tree
That created most impression
Somehow it resonated

Zohra zoberi, October 19, 2009