Planted side by side by happenstance
not a vast great plan, rather naught more than coincidence
the seeds were scattered and blown by wind and ours grew roots not wings.
Planted side by side growing begun
fed by struggle and laughter, watered by occasional salty tear
fragile shoots stretching toward heaven side by side yet never entwined.
Planted side by side climbing upwards
climbing the solid surface, digging in and taking hold
thick vines overlapping and crossing paths though never joining.
Planted side by side spreading wildly
covering everything within their grasp, taking possession
hiding what once was and together creating something quite new.
Planted side by side growing dormant
seasons wax and wane slowing growth, but continuing on
the vines work well together and although they struggle they were meant to be.
Karen Quinn 2013