When I moved into my apartment on the upper-end of the Greifensee many years ago, my life was in a bit of a turmoil. A brisk change of direction on a few main construction areas in life, but the tree never whined.
At the beginning it caught the plague
and all sorts of bugs and glue got stuck to the ground
then no more fresh green leaves were seen for months
I cropped it down as far I could and left an empty piece of wood.
For a short while, I thought it died
The big pot of earth and a stubby sturdy stem within
was used to place some pretty plants above to show
how beautiful a tree could be.
Oh yes, some fertilizer did I leave
as natural as God would please..
Not long at all, new twigs grew on
it hasn’t stopped to sprout since then
this sturdy little citrus tree.