The Will of Nature

The Will of Nature

 

I’m lucky –

I get to explain

to angst ridden teens

how

trees grow on mountain sides.

And

most of the time

they buy it

but,

once in a while,

one of those kids

scoffs at the will

of

Nature.

 

Yeah,

this makes no sense

cuz

science is

irrefutable

and stuff

so

what is the problem?!

Sceptics would say

that you can’t get

dirt from a stone

cuz

it’s rock –

it’s hard…duh!?

 

I can always

count on

the kids in the back

cuz

they know this all too well:

all it takes

is a

little crack

so the light can get in.

The lichens break

rock

into dirt

so

the birds can “deliver”

(complete with air quotes)

the seeds.

 

So,

heathen teens,

that’s the story

of how

the smallest plants

crack the

toughest stone.

Now go and try it –

buy the principal a coffee.

(c) R. L. Elke 2016

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