Habitat

It is impossible
to transplant time,

to dig up without injury
the full root system

bluish, delicate, forked,
neither male nor female.

Transverse candelabra
seen only with the aid
of a binocular microscope,

it spreads and speeds
faster than it dies.

Claire Bateman, 2018

Remixed works:

The Audubon Society Field Guide Series
The Peterson Field Guide Series