Smell the carnations
2013/02/18 in Uncategorized
Paying attention to your roots
are quiet today.
They do make scents, however,
and when you sit down
to attend to them,
you can learn a lot.
of the slow and steady
commuting at their roots
of water, laden
with nutrients, the best you can find
in the universe:
unblemished ions and innumerable molecules
of admirable elements, scattered
playfully over the periodic table.
The jealousy of bacteria,
fighting for a place at the root membranes,
the poisonous attention of nematodes,
the gargantuan thrusting of earthworms
among the roots.
Carnations are not noisy creatures,
but if you smell them carefully,
you can learn a huge amount
about your roots.