Do you resuscitate
a leaf turning yellow?
Do you attach it back
piece it back, take it to triage?
Do you bandage it
two rounds left, one round right?
Do you opt for a transplant?
A transfusion is in order
for a photosynthesization to happen
for life to happen
one more season, one more cycle,
one more day.
Do you bury your family
or do you weep from afar?
Do you watch it disintegrate
into tiny microbes of little life
becoming one with the ground?
Do you even shed a tear for the fallen?
Do you let go?
What do you do when death smiles at you?
Do you smile back?
All you can do is to smile back.