they protrude through the surface
with their twisted and misshapen forms,
they break the surface where
the topsoil has come away.
You too have sacred grounding systems
that call to be dug down deep
into the very core of you,
so that they may hold you in those
heavy winds, those eradicating fires
and those floods of hurt.
Externalise your validation - and your roots will bubble up, bared.
Seek to change the mirror rather than what is being reflected -
and your soul-source will crown upward from its rich & peaty underworld
into a world of scarcity and famine.
Hold opinions as solid as gold but which inhabit no worth -
and your foundations will be inverted - upturned from being
multi-faceted, dynamically supported
into a one-dimensional husk.
Keep finding and nourishing your taproot,
the inner and vertically descending
part of you that holds, restores and maintains
balance between both worlds.