If only I had sunk my roots in further,
Relying more on those I love
Than on my own selfish stubbornness.
Perhaps I would not be so bothered
By the trivialities of circumstances
That lay just beyond my reach.
By learning to work with what I have
Rather than what I do not,
The ground will seem much sweeter.
Should I learn to sink my roots in deeper
And draw upon others’ strengths where I am weak,
I know that I can better weather the storms.