The Forest [Free Verse]

A sprout sprouts from the dirt.

Above, dead leaves keep 
the tender leaf cool & moist.

Below, worms churn the soil --
churn and aerate. 

Fungi decompose the lowest leaf layer,
turning it into nutrients for the sprout.

I'm tapped into all that magic
from afar:

-creation & destruction,
feeding into each other

-energy becoming life,
life becoming matter,
matter that - 
in turn - 
becomes energy.

If there's a forest,
I am the forest.
I'm life and energy
&
 death and decomposition...

all in due time.

DAILY PHOTO: Neill Island Sunrise Beach

Taken on Neill Island (Shaheed Dweep) in December of 2018

DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Taken in November of 2021 on the Blue Ridge Parkway