At the end of the hall of the building I owned
Was a big open window and a playground disowned.
In spite of it all, I was stunned by the site
Of a newly grown willow leaning ‘way from the light
I sucked in a breath as I guarded my eyes
Fearing bites of an insect or the no-see-um flies
For a moment I thought it was a hallucination
Or maybe a high from my pot solution
I focused real hard and decided to go
Down the kind of tall stairway, I’d have to trust my ego
I let down my guard and descended the stairs
Like driving downhill where nobody cares
When I got to the tree I saw you and sighed
You said “Forgive yourself now” but I wanted to hide
Now I felt so embarrassed the tree’s lit by a lamp
And I laughed at my mistake till my cheeks were all damp.