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.
forming secret handshakes
and underground pacts, sharing resources
hidden below the surface.
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.