That pudgy little bush

is so curious,

how it just sits there,

alone in that wide open space.

And yet it very much belongs there.

It seems to anchor

the expansive sky

and the quirky trees around it

(leafy on the right side,

leafless on the left).

This short and stocky bush

actually has presence,

real character.

If it could talk, I bet it

would have us rolling.

Unless they’re covered

in gorgeous foliage,

most bushes blend into

the background.

But not this guy.

At first glance,

he’s nothing special.

But take another look,

and you see

he’s what makes this landscape

special in the first place.

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