Monday, September 23, 2013

Become that which you see

To discover anything
to know it beneath the surface
you must gaze at it very long...
To look at the green lacy leaves
ripening in the spring air
and say this is a forest...
is not enough... you must become
that which you see.
You must become the dark wood
the worms of twigs, the spiraling
branches, the leaves touched
by the soft breeze....
climb inside and feel the sturdiness
see the spaces in-between
where sunlight laughs through the leaves
to touch the place
to feel where the roots touch
the ground and climb beneath