I am the water lily of the world
I float and let my roots dance
I wink at tiny fish
because they know
my story has been told by many who weren't--
aware -- I was the homeless citizen of the earth
and I have tried to stay where I was born
but stronger currents have pushed me out
and water creatures stopped
at my colors and beauty
I like to float and swim at my ease
I miss my home, but what can I do?
The world has beckoned and the world is new!
Now that I have tasted fresh water, my petals are glistening
It pays to belong to the world, especially if it's listening.