on the way, in part because we could
in stopping we settled
and roots began to grow away from us
seeking the nutrients freed by the worms
beneath us, chewing on the soil
and leaving trails in the sand.
We spread out branches and leaves
to provide us shade as we baked
in the open sun.
no longer now walking
we felt the sun.
It flowed around us and filling the air
began to push against the trunks
to move them
we want to bake
the rays scream as they dive into leaves
and the rays lose the day.