Sneaking Up

© Matthew Word Bain

this intersection
of plant life and building
shows the one falling apart and
the other having needed trimming
to keep its growth in check while
the vine in the background
has already found
a new route
to phototropic success
on its way to the very pinnacle
surreptitious advance is an element
of its path of least resistance
life makes path out of obstacle
as it continues to flourish