Green 'brellas

During my lakeside hikes, I'd noticed these low to the ground umbrella-like herbs that have been flourishing in the woods. I've imagined the tiniest of creatures darting in and out of these shade plants. Once again these petite parasols caught my attention this morning as the rain settled on their canopies. When I researched these mayapple plants, I learned that they are supposed to bloom with white flowers, and among Native American communities, their medicinal uses include treating stomachaches and warts. 

pullulating groundswell
i see you, mayapples
miniature forest colonies of verdant umbrellas
sending me a mystical message
moment by moment
movement by movement
waiting for your ivory efflorescence to emerge