I love the texture,
The flow in motif of each fiddlehead and fern,
and each tree's bark.
The delicate structure of woodland flowers and leaves
and each decorated fungus.
The smell of the rich,
sweet de-composting forest floor.
Of deciduous tree bark
and pine sap.
Moss, lichens and ferns covering boulders
and downed branches.
It makes my soul glow.
The dampness of leaves breaking down
feels like home.
And I love the familiar faces that I see in the bark on trees
and the branches swaying overhead,
each whispering their own chatter in an exotic idiom.
Do you love the forest as much as I do?
What do you love most about it?