this woodkoan …

germinated, sprouted, thrived

faded, fell, floated

then found

you.

now.

here.

with crevices, crinkles, cracks

among other imperfections.

flaking,

gnarls transitioning 

to fiber.

teaching,

if,

by simply watching,

we let it 

be whatever

it turns into.

 © T.H. Forbes Co., 2015