The Ginkgo tree,
Lovely Maidenhair tree:
Unique, beautiful, deep-rooted, patient.
Resisting snow and wind damage.
Fan-shaped leaves that flutter in the slightest breeze.
In autumn, a brilliant, saturated yellow.
Female Ginkgo’s fruit: a yellow orange, plum-like.
Living more than one thousand years,
Here with the dinosaurs.
A conversation starter for your backyard.
Leaves as delicate
as silk fans, the ginkgo tree,
shades me – an old friend.