where the flowers went

“Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape
but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it”
Rachel Carson

we return to the earth
its mined minerals
as polished paving and hard-core floors
branches cast into concrete beams
trunking for unsightly wire
magnificent murals that mimic floral drifts
and in office foyers, reaching for the skylight
a token grove of potted trees
drip-fed

One from a photoart (and photography) series I am working on where construction meets nature – along with a poem for Kim’s quadrille feel the earth move