One nice day during the Spring,
I took a walk along the Central Canal,
where I saw this vine, growing up along a trellis
sheltering a bench by the walkway.
I was struck by the contrast of young and old,
new buds and old growth,
each providing support for the other.
Here a trunk of an old vine
resembles sisal rope, stretching and twining
from the ground, in and out of the trellis.
Does it provide a pathway for the newer vines,
to grow along the grooves in its surface,
showing them the way towards the sun?