A Watering Can by Aria Watson

If I have learned anything thus far,

It is that a human being

Isn’t, nor will ever be,

A watering can.

But rather the stream that flows from it.


Gushing, expanding ever outward

Like an elegant lotus flower

With each passing season

Another petal

Stretches its beautiful body

Into the beyond.

If I could say anything to you

I would say this:

Be eminently vulnerable.

Give to yourself

The love you so crave from others

And that which within you feels so feeble

Is actually the source of your greatest strength.

Aria is a Sonoma Valley native, and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential student. Since she was age seventeen, she has written poems while walking in Nature. It is the main way she makes sense of the world, and of this crazy gift we call life.