Ode to Moss

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O velvet patch of lustrous green
Royal carpet of the forest
Lush bedding of the water bears
You are a demure vision
Of subtlety and grace.

O verdant, understated pride
Community in miniature.
Your concept of time
Trounces the meagerness of humans’!

Awash in moisture:
A turgid, vibrant felt.
Devoid of water:
A lesson in sustenation, making do.
O! The lessons we can learn from you.

O humble friend! Rock whisperer,
Caretaker of little ones
Resilient model of sangfroid!

If I have learned one lesson:

We owe you our attention.

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