The State of Being Connected

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A fresh sapling,

young and new,

grows among its ancestral kin.

Their roots join to form

an ancient web of communication,

sharing nutrients through

their communal networks.

Symbiotic relationships,

tree root and fungi combine.

A complex grid exists

beneath the forest floor.

The sapling rises to the light.

Its branches extend toward

the sun’s illumination.

It will struggle to survive

in the dense woods

among its ancestral kin.

The sapling will adapt,

as living things tend to do.

Perhaps it will outlive the rest.