Root Bound

quoined by what was paved

archaeology of the caved

where roots abound

in the slow growth of brave

why not aim their splays

toward deeper ground?

than twist the life

from ill-spent days


i am the leaf that strays

on a warm breeze

subtle caress

hem of life’s

embroidered dress

seeking the ingress

of love’s true face


© M.G. Iannucci 2019