Survivor Tree

There in core of the
World Trade Center
this pear tree stands.
It grew from ash of bodies
clasping hands falling in air.
Cared for by those who
believe in life.
Now reaching for heaven
despite the hatred of men
screaming in streets.
Look how sunlight touches
each leaf.  Think of
every leaf being
completely unique. 
There are none so blind
as will not see all
God has given us.
May 2011