Some seeds fall far from the forest,
perhaps at the edge of a barren moor,
perhaps in an outcropping’s cranny
where young roots find
water and food enough to grow,
a place safe from the
voracious mouths of sheep,
a place of sunshine and air.
Lonely it grows,
perhaps stunted,
but it grows.
And who knows —
this moor may yet be covered
by trunks and branches.


Photo of a small tree growing in Cave Dale, Derbyshire Peak District, England.
Photo and text copyright 2018 by Danny N. Schweers

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