One In An Ocean



not one drop from another might be known

molecular identity the same

not a single difference once the merging

but oh how very different how they came

one appeared from storm clouds harsh and pouring

one appeared in gurgle of new spring

yet another waited in soft mornings

patient on a leaf unquivering

another came in birthings, more in laughter

some fell down to drown away the pain

others parted seas to clear a new way

or flooded valleys, forged a path through plains

some there were, begrudged, and counted wasted

some hidden though all seen when caught in light

some were shaken, grafted in the darkness

healed a heart sore hurting through long night

elemental gift, so plain or salted

little drops unique to every one

tiny tears converge an ocean’s feeling

composed we are and drink from each one spun