When you are young you start discovering
All the different parts of you, testing them out,
Getting to know them thoroughly and individually.
Sometimes it can be a confusing time,
Thinking you have to choose one of them
To represent who you are.
But as you grow up you learn that all these different pieces
Fit perfectly together like a jigsaw puzzle
Creating a beautiful picture, original and unique
In its artistry
Life’s many mysteries:
A face carved into a stone heart
And a shy light-winged bird
Carrying that stone to a shore
Made of salty tears
Where it is left to erode through endless tides
Until it shimmers like silver in the summer sun.