Moss has no Compass

Contrary to popular lore
(the sign says)
you should not trust moss
as a compass

when you are lost
among the trees
unable to see the sun
(or the moon)
hiding behind clouds.

Moss grows where it knows
sustenance,
as a heart swells
where it finds the same.

It expands,
anchored, not rooted,
seeking what it needs,
wanting nothing more.

Josephine Pino – I am a biologist, an educator, and a poet and I love writing about nature. It has endless potential to teach us, especially about ourselves. I’ve recently published, or am about to publish, in Raw Art Review, Curating Alexandria, Cathexis NW, and El Portal.