The mighty oak spreads high overhead against the sky
Loaded with thousands of acorns turning from hues of basil
to crushed chili pepper topped with shades of anise and coriander.
Leaves turn to cinnamon and paprika as they fall to the ground
to be crushed in a mortar of earth and ground with pestle of feet
bringing richness and spice, nature’s seasoning, to the soil below.
Acorns carpet bomb overwhelming the ground like falling peppercorns
Seeds for the future guaranteeing new growth
Providing food for squirrels and deer throughout the cold winter.
Some put down roots for the future of us all.
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Today at d’Verse, Merril asked us to spice up our poems today by choosing three or more of the spices from a list she gave us. She said it could be related to cooking or how ever we wished to use them. I decided to use the metaphorically in nature.
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