green and brown tree trunk
Photo by Olga Lioncat on

I am vine of English Ivy
working my way across the forest floor
encroaching on every space
a colony of green unhindered

I plant roots, shallow but insidious
I invade
I claim
everywhere, everything

still, I have to be sure
these trees, like mountains or rivers,
are too, mine for the taking

like slithering snakes
my friends and I climb, 
still full from our feast 
wrap and choke trunk and limb 
till the very canopy 
becomes our throne


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