The poetic city: “Those Tiny Plants”

The pleasure of tiny plants. (Photo by: Reece Burka)

“Those Tiny Plants”  

Those tiny plants that grow 
against the tarmac 
at the edge of the road 
don’t realize their bad luck. 
With little leaves seeking the sun
and delicate roots searching for water, 
they are too busy to consider 
the differences between themselves 
and their more fortunate brethren. 
In moments when everything 
is working right, their happiness is 
as great as the magnificent oak 
or glorious redwood. 
And their purpose is no less real 
than it is for the rest of us 
who reach for the stars 
as the stars reach back for us. 
Reece Burka 



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