Root Systems

That which is beneath the soil of my existence...
the parts of me that have burrowed deep,
anchoring with splayed appendages
clawing ever downward from the dry cracked soil
into the moist, rich earth of my soul.....
This is the best of me.

This is the fight and the strife
and the courageous determination
to know oneself in the light.

It is that out of which arises the first frail response,
capturing the imagination with promises to bloom.