What is it roots know
that branches don’t?
What wisdom lies buried, underground?

Roots know ways of seeing
in the dark; how to search for water,
like branches reach for light.

Roots intertwine, forming secret
handshakes and underground pacts,
sharing resources hidden below.

You knew as a child, the outdoor longing
to touch the earth with tips
of finger branches, roots of naked toes.

Oh you earth lovers;

Feel your roots reach down below
your feet, tapping the invisible power
that feeds your light-bound growth.