Seed

October 1, 2016

God help men’s eyes,
who can look at a person
and only see an object.
Parts instead of a whole,
a drop of water
instead of an ocean.

Women plant roots
where men lay concrete.

Communities of trees
surround us. A forest
of human growth,
cut down
with a single look.

Maybe,
because I’m married,
I am too aware
of my
surroundings.