“United and Undivided?”
An elderly olive tree whose trunk was split by some trauma
when the tree was young.
The two halves are separate,
yet they are one tree,
forming one canopy and sharing the same root.
“Being Separate Together”
Two trees of the same species planted far enough apart
so as to not interfere with one another as saplings
but encountering one another in maturity.
Their canopies have adapted as they accommodate each other
in a shared space.