Monday, January 11, 2016


In the black-and-whiteness
of leafless oaks,
January snow cover
becomes a blanket
insulating the teeming life
in the rich soil below.

An infinity of invertebrates,
millions of microbes,
billions of bacteria,
thriving in this
subterranean world.

Waiting to multiply faster
when the warmth of spring
penetrates the dark

© 2016 Richard Havenga

Photo Location: Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan