pine over water
dam dipping under
the curvature of the river
pebbles clatter into place
without ever splashing the surface
the clouds sunder the sun
for a moment that hangs upon the air
like the hovering eagles
still in place
yet always roving
brilliant in their loftiness
peat perched upon the penumbra
of the forest sees the gradient forces
between night and day
intermeshing network
of blind insects governed by pheromones
harvests the decomposed detritus
of the forest floor
insular universe
sewn between the seams
of our urban
coagulated concrete
coal fumes
these are the branches of our nest
pushed out across the wild west
and into every nook and cranny
fluid species
permeating endlessly
until there is no more room to fill
bacteria duplicating in a vial