Slow Growth

Image Description: Photo of several trees whose branches are permanently twisted from the wind, continuing to grow from solid grey rock against a cloudy background.

I am an oak sapling
Slow growth
My roots are deeper and wider
Than I am high
I am solid
And tender
Strong
Vulnerable
I will twist with the wind
As I grow
My branches
Unfurling in shady tesselations
Offering golden acorns
To birds and squirrels
Spring green leaves
To caterpillars and ants
I need water
And rich earth
To grow
But I can survive a drought
And
I am finding
My forest

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