Summer by Alexis Donkin

Amid dendrite networks
hidden weavings
take into themselves
the waste of others
once transmuted
into glory
green and lovely
shade and home
a torrent into rebirth
a season of movement
building and growing

Cells beget cells
extending into light
drinking photons with the rest
as sugars accumulate
at the ends of buds
ideas rolling into acts
full fruition

“Through the grapevine.”

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Also read “Spring, Again” and other poems by Alexis Donkin.

Alexis Donkin lives in Southern California with her family and real-life familiar. She has lived in many places and studied many things. When she’s not writing or speaking, Alexis paints, sings and dances, all while chasing her kid. Find her on Twitter @alexisdonkin or Facebook and read her weekly musings at at