fingers reach deep in the soil
stretching out as they uncoil
winding through each marbled rock
finding ways past any block
squeezing thin to crawl and spread
fibers small like bits of thread
pushing earth to seek it’s door
explore the ground to feel each pore
inches grow to make a mile
nature guides each urgent trial
cells expand to form a wall
fluids flow down every hall
holding tight to grab and hold
shaping firm each bend and mould