ab·scis·sion [ ab sí sh'n ]
1. cutting off: the act of suddenly cutting something off
2. detachment of parts from plants: the natural process by which leaves or other parts are shed from a plant
[Early 17th century. < Latin abscission-< abscindere "cut off" < scindere "cut up, divide"]
My tree of life has lost a branch, damn canker.
All we can do is hope for the spring.
Root, sap, the reemergence of green leaves, flowers and fruit.
Meantime, I will miss you, Kevin.
"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost;
he who sows courtesy
and he who plants kindness
Basil (329-379 A.D.)