##Please Don't Let's Begin

Letters carved out with a blade
Left and right, a circle made
Two names scratched here
Charred branch, ten years

Left and right, a circle formed
Would come apart but for this warmth
Left alone will come undone
You can't rely on winter sun

Oh the time it takes
First unravels, then it breaks
Please don't let's begin

Untended gardens fall
Prey to weeds and undergrowth
Then through a drought nine seasons long
The shock of rain, a flood's begun