So much to celebrate, so much to mourn. Here’s something I’ve been formulating this week, still in embryo stage.
What does growth look like from up above?
Oh look look!
A wisp of green
A sprout, a shoot!
Twin baby petals, lushly dainty
And the color!
The radiant, vibrant, thirst-quenching color
This is how growth looks from up above.
What does growth look like from down below?
All this greening comes at a price
The desperate straining
Reaching upward, panicked for air
Oppressed by layers without
Torn by strivings within
Yearning for light
There must be more!
Put out a root
Groaning and travail
The reaching inward for depleted resources
All that I have tried to hold together is crumbling around me
This is how growth looks from down below.