They never blink or look away,
from a single eye on white-bark skin.
I behold their upright posture,
tendril branches rising at crowns.

Eye-gazing, we lock in
as the practice deepens, portals open.
I feel my roots sink down to touch
the hidden networks they employ.

Do you see me – the unrooted one?
Dancing on a cabin deck, walking along the river.
Moving, moving, in a list of motions.
Longing for a place to settle down.