Poem: The Tree Outside my Lab World
The tree outside my lab world.
Almost three years had gone
Since my feet touched this ground.
I saw you alone and silent.
I have no clue of my real excitement.
When I got in, a working world comes in.
Too busy to appreciate things outside,
Too tired to take a glimpse,
But when everything gets heavy out of the blue;
When my boredom caress my day-
I always seek you.
A view outside the fire exit door
There you are, steadily swaying with the wind
Together with the gigantic mountains, the vast sky, and the golden field
Delighted when the sun’s radiant beams touches your greenish face
You spot me, I smile!
You never forget to greet me whatever your mood is
Whatever your look may seem, you’re still there…waiting
Alone but still standing
I know there are times that it seems your lifeless esp when the last leaf drops…
But you’re brave, your life goes on
You can manage to be so magnificent when the right time comes
I’m glad to hear your name—fire tree!
Can’t figure out why such a name.
But whatever it is, it doesn’t matter
Appreciating you gives me inspiration
Unleash me from sheer desperation
I’m happy to meet you, glad that I’ve found you
And I still want to see you there,
Even another three years from now.