This tall spruce is in my front yard.
He guards every sunset there is.
A ladder is propped against his trunk, and those who dare to,
climb his branches.
I planted small spruce trees around him a few summers ago.
I am hoping that one day those little ones will follow in his footsteps.
For this reason, he must stand on guard and watch his step.
Those who are coming behind, may be watching closely to see how it's done.