eir to the Triassic mass extinction
older than the ginkgo or the redwood
it cleaves to the space that is its circumstance
radiates its silhouette into the air.
Not a tendriled vine or frenzied weed
it waits for those who leave their comforts at the wharf
and stands for all who
stay true to places they are from
remain outside the window absent the refinement to come in
attend enduringly to weather and the tides to better know the sea below.