. . . is the name of our chico tree.
Chicky is roughly 25 years old. She was planted by my late Mama as soon as we moved in Heaven from the city. Mama was ecstatic to find ample lot to plant trees and flowers in our house I named Heaven!
These are Chicky's flowers which signify the arrival of her fruits!
Chicky's round fruits are sweet and juicy
but lately I rarely get to eat her fruits
because the birds always beat me to it!
. . . when I hold onto Chicky's slender arms
she sways as if she wanted to dance!
. . . and of course I dance with her!
. . . while serenading her lovely lovely leaves
and the shadows that cast enchanting spells
that always make the dogs Sumo and Sweepy bark excitedly!
Chicky knows a lot of my secrets
and she always reach out a branch to caress me
as I absentmindedly go about the daily business
of cleaning the surroundings before I go.
I know your inner spirit
and it knows mine.
I shall forever embrace it
for when I do
I embrace myself as well.
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