Her silky greens glitter under the gentle morning sunshine.
She dances, swaying to the intermittent rushes and whistling of the winds.
I smile back.
At once, the string that’s been tightening around my heart loosens.
And thus let loose of all tension from my body.
For a brief moment I know not where I am and what I am chasing.
I know I’m smiling.
For a while, that's all I'm doing.
The blaring horn from the car behind cut short of my reverie.
The light had already turned from red to green.
I bid farewell to the carefree little tree on the dividing curb.
I’ve seen her thousands times on my way to work every morning.
As I shift my gear into Drive and step on the accelerator, colors of the road ahead suddenly take on a soothing shade.
All thanks to a smile.