Visually she coaxes the tree
Scarlet apex promising splendor
Hesitant to complete transformation
Deep green body resists surrender.
With gentle and persistent message
Daily her eyes speak to each leaf
Cajole to relinquish defiance
Give selves over to crimson cascade.
Each glance an urgent summons
Issued multiple times per day
Acquiese to October’s mandate
Release inner cerise and garnet
Allow timid rubies light to play.