Fighter

Closeup photo of a dandelion

Breaking through surface
stronger than high-power drills
tiny unarmed seed

Time out

Photo of a tree’s extended branches as seen from underneath it.

Awning overhead—
picnic on a cold spring morn—
foreshadows warm days

Untidy

Photo of a tree with leafless branches.

Tangled greasy mess
ignored as doll’s knotted hair
spring starved lakeside trees.

Survivor

Close up photo of a tree stump from below.

Flagpole stands its ground
even after the battle dies
stump survives winter

Tower

Image of a tall tree stump with its tip directly blow the sunlight in a cloudy day.

Towering structures
chasing clouds, drinking sunlight—
enlightening trees.