I don't need adornment; I don't wear a ring. I sing in the forest; no one need hear my sorrow sung. I am my own audience; I lament the dying limbs. My discernments are sufficient. I see the world as most others don't. The squirrels that scamper underfoot keep me company; bluebirds offer the recitative. From a distance, I descry an old farmhouse where a family long departed once raised corn and three sons. Cows and chickens milled about. An old pick-up took the family where it needed to go. Now it sits abandoned, paint chipping, rust increasing with every rain. Barber's "Adagio for Strings" wafts through my mind; tears slowly slide down my cheeks. There is a creek nearby that tries to console me. The yellow sun meanders through white clouds and blue sky. I cry more.