As nought but seed
pushing and shoving to see daylight
From the day
the world is entered
growth is what is deemed important
the seedling turns into plant
puppies thank god turn to dogs
kittens too cats become
little humans beome big’uns.
A symbol of a love that’s grown
and also of the growth already done
some trees have their growth rings inside
Others display them on the outside.
Even humans get these rings
but rather than wearing them proudly as does the tree
creams and lathers are applied
in the hope these rings will hide
Wear them proudly
They are a sign of growth, of age, of life.
In response to weekly photo Challenge – growth