I could stand beneath a tree all day,
gazing upward at the leaves to check way the light
is diffused as it makes its way from the sun
through the layers and shapes that overlap and
intersect each other on its way to the ground below.
Above, a tiny leaf makes a heart in the chest
of one of its larger brethren, anthropomorphizing
a species that makes life on Earth possible
for the oxygen breathing species among us.