Potential Energy

My son asked 
if he could please
cut open an apple's seed.
Was he looking for 
the tree inside?
Wanting to bear witness
to that great unfurling -
a pip
releasing majesty.

Similarly
a mother gazes 
into her newborn's eye
to find the delicate tendril 
of his destiny.

2 thoughts on “Potential Energy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s