Tree roots and tooth roots center
themselves deep into dirt and tissue,
nourishment and communication signals
travelling up and out their ends.
Tooth roots can be hollowed out and
stepped on and cemented,
leaving fresh enamel clean and barren,
without pain or meaning to give notice with.
Tree roots can be cut in two and
yanked free and burned,
leaving chlorophylled organs confused,
themselves wilting from lack of food and talk.