Eye Looks Out

Through the wood slowly

Annika peeks out in wonder

Eye looks out
At majesty
Long grown
With sun
And rain
And heat
And ice.
Tree rings
And lichen
To behold.

80,000,000 years ago
Trees grew
In Greenland’s
Where now
Froze glaciers

A tiny child
Peeks out
Grandpa wood.
A seed
Takes root.

By Jeanne Poland
All rights reserved.

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