I walked into the darkness of canopy,

so lush this year with record rain.

At first, contrast clouded my lens,

so slow these days to open for low light.


But once my aperture reckoned,

a silver glaze glistened on every leaf,

Catchlight puddled up from the path,

diffused by humid mist.


And here, I thought, is how 

we capture epochs, one 

incremental focus at a time.