DNA Alterations

Held in a bark lined trunk,  

Acorn confusion scattered,  changed with time

held captive in an “enraged” maple mind


Locked within

So much color to behold

A young cotyledon forced to grow old


Repeat the pattern

Across a treeline, so as to imprint

into a cell, message sent


A preconceived plan altered when

recognition occurs

interruptions in growth, vividly stirs


Messy and scattered

against a blue sky

Answers needed, unexplained, no reasons why


Creator  feeling loss

of life out of control

needing to escape, burning whole


“Strength grown out of weakness”

providing new roots as needed

Growing through life, new beginnings greeted.