The rainy season has fled, river in slow retreat; aquifer full; reservoir a few feet taller.
Into gritty soil Poseidon plants his trident like a tree in a universe whose roots reach
to somewhere else. So, the style of old age, "often blossoming before its season
under the foreshadow of death," flows like blood through rude days of recovery.

Where I'll cross the river tomorrow
can't be
crossed
              today.

Sprung up on both sides of the path, transdisciplinary inquiry would be characterized
by a common orientation to transcend disciplinary boundaries and an attempt to bring
continuity to inquiry and knowledge. Other characteristics would be:
primitive plants
goad their newest molecules into the subtile negotiations between species.