Fun fact: Instead of a dry season and a monsoon (rainy) season, Angkor has a rainy season and a rainier season. That is, there’s the Northeast monsoon season from December through April, and that transitions into the Southwest monsoon season that picks up from April through November.
blocks of rubble
corners & edges eroded round
bas reliefs dulled
adorned by jagged cracks
once the Earth’s most massive city
in its day London was a hamlet
infinitely patient arboreal adversaries
claimed the light
drilling down into cracks
to set roots
strangler figs, literally,
[National Poetry Month: Poem #8]
At Angkor, trees swallow temples, both breaking them up and holding them together, giving us a glimpse of the world after us.