A variegated verdure of tendril-like veins
vesuviate their stillatitious sudor.
Sweat sweeps down sinew strengthened trunks
with each strident stride; with each replanting of the roots,
engraving an ephemeral power
against the pot-holed pavement.
Natures' tempest, with its own truculent power, contends each giant step—
torrid torrents transfluent to the fluent pounding.
Yet each droplet,
until the spirited spurt of a storm with home in its sight
reaches the final
S T R E T C H.