Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nature's Stairway

Roots hungrily grasp
at the rocks,
scrabbling to find the soil.

Trees lean dangerously
towards the sunlight,
until it seems that anymore
growth will send it toppling
to the river below.

Moss clings
to the trunks
and the stone,
tinting everything with 
velvety green.

Needles and fallen leaves
into the dirt,
creating a base for new life.

Erosion wore away to reveal
a stairway beneath
that leads 
to the forest beyond.

Climb one step,
then another,
and enter a different world
where we belong to the Earth,
and not the other way around. 

This was taken in the Niagara Escarpment area, in the summer time. 

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