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Moss has no compass



Contrary to popular lore
(the sign says)
you should not trust moss
as a compass

when you are lost
among the trees
unable to see the sun
(or the moon)
hiding behind clouds.

Moss grows where it knows
as a heart swells
where it finds the same.

It expands,
anchored, not rooted,
seeking what it needs,
wanting nothing more.