Seeds by the hundreds filter down from replete stems
Each parchment covering a tiny embryo inside …
Endosperm and nascent leaves abiding their time
To enter the sanctity of dirt and raindrops’ blessings,
To soften the coat for a tiny root stub to nose through
With density of root hairs to soak in and drink moisture;
Rooting deeply, seeking minerals, to grow the stem upwards,
Leaves unfurling in the sun’s gaze making sucrose with air currents,
As the root sinks deeper, wider, stronger, ever supportive
Of top growth for potential to be taller, bolder, to flower,
To grow food to sustain the body to shower the mind.
Homage to the family root, gnarled, well-spent and life-seasoned
For linkage, receptivity, continuity and relationship
With the good Earth … one seed, one root, many seeds, many roots.