Watery Reflections

The water is muddy
but clear enough
to be a mirror.
Trees are happy
to be able to see
for once
themselves —
their height, span and magic
captured in reflection.

No one ever told them
they are precious beauties
except for this pond
and it’s still water.
They stand speechless
in gratitude.

How they wish
they could freeze
this moment forever.
Water will dry soon
and there will be no one
to show them their worth.
By Uma Asopa

Copyright © Dr. Uma Asopa 2006