New growth

photo of an old-looking tree with a big, new branch brancing off it and making its own branches

From sturdy old roots,
springs out a wandering branch—
like mother like child.


photo of a double rainbow across the horizon, over a group of trees and a house's roof

A character arc:
unusually wet spring—
double-rainbowed sky.


close up photo of a small white flower with about ten small petals, with more of the same flowers in the background

As shattered glassware,
breadcrumbs on the forest floor,
mushrooming flowers.


photo of the ocean as seen from the window seat of an airplane. The sunlight is glinting on the surface of the ocean, making it shimmer like silver.

How we haven’t stripped them:
silvery miles of ocean—
it’s a miracle.


panoramic photo of a large tree in the middle of a walking track in a na

If I’m in their way—
giant trees, unlike humans,
let me pass in peace.