Mud in ruts
forest vista creates panoramic patchwork of sepia
colours heathland with creeping
yellow wash. Soft floodlight reveals the stage.
This is the place. Taking turns to circumambulate.
Peppering the roots of the Scots Pine with his ash.
Where they embrace, entwine. Nourish. Mulch.
This conifer will be the finest in the forest.
Sun fades. We shiver, pick pine cone
keep sake and make