Oh Artists

Oh artists who paint messages on the lake floor
By admiring your work I have learnt a lot more
I see that some of you carry gardens on your back
And by feeding in the sand you leave a woven track

Are these beings of the Sea sending signs from the Lower Realm
Where the spirits of the past and our Ancestors dwell
With shells shaped like cones, from the end I see a Spiral
Even by design I see a lesson that is spiritual

Molluscs of the family Batillariidae
Spend most of their time cleaning organic detritus away
Such a simple life form guided by a desire to live
Brings inspiration to me with the art that they give

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