Unplanned Planting

The squirrel that buries acorns in the ground
to save them for when he is hungry later
is unaware the acorn that he found
may grow to serve a purpose that is greater.
For often he forgets what he has hidden
and forests sprout from his forgetfulness,
and from the acorns that he hasn’t bitten
come many feeding others – numberless.
Though his intention when he hides a nut
is self-preserving – for his future need –
it may instead serve other beings, for what
he doesn’t know is that it is a seed.
This tells me something that is good to know:
good things that we don’t plan can often grow.

Squirrel Perch

Mario A. Pita

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