The water lilies are floating on a placid pond
while the busy biosphere churns below
and the bewildering human world lurks beyond.
The lily pads happily absorb the sunlight
into their myriad living cells
and they offer rest when dragonflies alight.
Why can’t we be like the water lilies
floating along through the universe of life
leaving the environment free of strife.
(c) 2019 Larry Kilham