Thin, dark, crusted nails,
Gnarled, craney, pointed fingers
Pointing at you slowly forming
“Come hither, come hither” motions.
Grabbing, seething, stretching hands
Enclose, clawing at you to come closer, closer.
Long, thin, arched wrists twist and turn and bind to
join large broad sturdy arms connecting
to the paralysed trunk, steady, steady,
roaming down, deep imbedded in the soil
burst the roots
12 March 2010