when I suddenly received (part 2) of this lesson
It was the last day of school, and I had promised the kids
that I would come enjoy lunch with them
When I arrived, I parked around the corner
and began walking back toward the campus
I suddenly stopped in my tracks because something was different
I looked around and realized
that the tree was missing!
The hairs on the back of my neck stood up because I knew for sure
there had been a tree there before
the tree that I'd encountered the first day of school
the tree whose roots had pushed the sidewalk up, causing me to fall
the tree that I wrote about here
and I had to smile because
here on the last day of school
the tree that had tripped me on the first day of school
And not only was the tree missing,
the sidewalk had been repaved leaving no trace of my experience...
"and the enemy that you see today, you will see no more"