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All roots must move
November 3, 2014, 2:40 pm
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You once told me that I should uproot myself

to keep growing. To stay is stagnation.

But I’d rather be a tree

than a stressed house plant,

constantly searching for a larger pot.
 

While you mock me for my immobility,

my roots demolish the hard ground around me.

There is always something new

if you probe far enough, deep enough.

I will have lived in less exotic soils,

but we will see who grows taller.

 

You can gaze out the window,

longing for your next transplant.

I will stay. I will spread.

Young plants will sprout in soil I have loosened.

Generations of wildlife will use my twigs

to build homes within the shelter of my branches.

 

I may stay, but I am not still.