Patch

The patch
of soil
of dirt
bare earth
an island among the green sea.

Look closer
and see it’s colours
browns of all hues
reds and even golds.

Look closer
in to the crevasses
to the depths
and see the crystals
blinking from the powders
at your feet.

Look closer
and a new world appears
of the tiniest of creatures now large
scurrying
living
exploring
perhaps hiding
from the face that now peers down at them.

Look closer
and smell the scents that rise
of damp
of dust
of the earth itself.

Now stand back
and amaze
at the smallest of continents
that you were about to step over
step on
step around
without even noticing.

Glorious worlds within a world
for those who are prepared to see
a patch of dirt
yet so much more.

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