"Happy Birthday, Your Majesty."
"Thank you, dear."
"How old are you today?"
"Lie down and I will tell you."
Below her sunkissed limbs, her shade blanketed me.
"Listen." Her rustling stirred me.
"Touch." I clutched her roots.
"Inhale." I breathed her earth.
Euphoric, I soared and playfully danced with her leaves, then floated down with many to the ground.
"Close your eyes."
A leaf tickled my right foot.
"The past." I held my breath.
Several fell to my legs.
"The present." I sensed their gentle power.
More rested on my chest.
"The future." I caressed them.
One glided over each eye.
"Eternity." I opened my eyes.
"I am," she said.
And I understood.
**written by petra michelle**