Coming closer

Come closer

When you look at things from afar

they may look dark and shapeless and dull and frightening

but when you come closer

you discover whole worlds hiding in these gaps

the skin of tree is a rugged ground of hills and mounts and caves

the moss is a wild prairie growing wherever it can

and flowers are blooming in the most improbable places

like little villages that suddenly appear

heightening even further the beauty of the place