Life 1

Rocks, roots & tree stumps,

mushrooms, green moss,

a clutch of ferns.

Bands of light and shadow

through the forest, a fallen tree,

one end in bright sunlight.

A single leaf spiralling downward

needles of pine, cedar & fir


And leaves – all colours,

among stones, gravel

and dark mud.

The feel of wind, how

it sounds in the trees,

a bird’s song.

A stream – water running

fast and slow

over rounded stones.

Where is the many

where is the one.

Photo by Ryan Lara on Unsplash

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