• Tiny wrinkled seeds from which life come,

    planted in the ground to slowly,

    ever so slowly

    push their sprouts up from under the earth

    and grow tall, and climb,

    and flourish.

    as leaves unfurl and stems extend cautious tendrils to seek

    any crevice or fracture

    to curl around,

    vines grow and creep along walls,

    growing branches upon branches,

    all intertwined.

    on top of, and in and out of one another,

    until they form a blanket

    rich with greenery

    then as the rain stops flowing and the dirt dries, slowly,

    ever so slowly,

    the plant dies.