photo of a garden weed surrounded by dead, brown matter

Pushing through the dirt
despite death and destruction
soldiering on: weeds


closeup photo of a bushy green fern with a brown branch in the middle

Indulging themselves,
nestled in thicket of youth,
ageing ancestors.


close up photo of a sprig of a curry leaf plant
Curry leaves

A spice in its spine
carries the soul of curries—
one almighty leaf.