In the heat today

drenched with the sweat of summer
we forget the snow.
The forest does too
Maple in littered dapple
weep over lost sap.
Pin Oak branches droop
like heavy pine at Christmas 
shade their shallow roots.
Small Sempervirens 
throw out those lime green needles 
seek water from air
We forget the cold
the wet bare earth in this heat
we’ll get used to it.
The forest will too
tiny new growth will wither
burned ends, next years buds.