We stoop to see leaf-cutter ants, delicate tendrilled
mushrooms and the deadly pit viper snake poised among millennial leaf mulch.
Rainforests, shiny monstera tendrilled
frog and fern unfolding bright
her mind (was) on another, more embedded kind of beauty: the neurons themselves, spidery of axon, tendrilled
of dendrite, misfiring to a symphony no one hears.
Narrow valleys of green emerge from shadow as you sail into them, stands of dwarf spruce in thin soil, their toots tendrilled
to stone; white antlers of stone glitter in high crevices, meadows of moss cover the sway-backed headlands clean as a freshly mown lawn.