I followed the link on this page, Mark, and I have to say, I'm glad I did. If only P n Q allowed us greater visual scope.
I believe Michael is right to an extent, but inosculation means growing together, doesn't it? Entwining, even - literally growing as one. I will Google!
Anyway, the fact that you (and her I presume) were never forced together - did not grow together naturally but, rather, actively sought the warmth in each other - but were never an 'ecosystem', makes it all the sadder. You tried and wanted to become a single unit, but it never quite worked. My take on this anyway.
The poem is obviously heightened by the visual you provide in your link, but it is still a graceful piece of writing anyway.
All the very best,
ps should 'form' be 'from' and should 'quickwrite' be 'quick write'?
Wow interesting and I was looking up that word inosculation which means "Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together."
It gives a bit more deeper understanding to this write. Even though its short and meaningful it has a layer of sadness I feel.
And though -
This starting is like a thought a conversation that is waiting to start or getting the reader prepared...
my roots touched yours
(not out of inosculation)
but from the yearning
This image here I got was of that painting God and the other person can't remember his name trying to touch each others finger. Here is where the sadness is because the two are not of the same kind yet one is inching towards the other just to be close. Its like when there is something in us that is growing to be nurtured it goes towards the nurturer who can provide it(if that made sense)
we were never an ecosystem.
The gap between that warmth and this line points out the loneliness that there is no connection or they can never be connected.
I like this you're roots touches hers not because it should be done, because you long for her. ..
Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together. It is biologically very similar to grafting. It is most common for branches of two trees of the same species to grow together, though inosculation may be noted across related species. ( I Google it... )