Oh the mighty leaf is like A magic swirling trick; All veins and stems and chlorophyll That make the forest tick. Converting sunlight to the feed Sustaining life and growth; Producing carbohydrates which Advance and urge them both. Reaching every higher toward The source that feeds its need, Branches sprout along the trunk Adorned with leaves that feed. Bending and adjusting To the neighbors casting shade; Extending roots in vast arrays, Supporting where they’ve strayed. Struggle to survive their time In poverty or wealth; Adjust to Mother Nature’s whims To guarantee their health. They need the earth for their support And we need theirs in turn; We must protect their earthly needs For oxygen we burn. No different than the lives we live, A common cause is served; A mutual dependence born So both will be preserved.