My Water Poem

The following poem was written by one of the 2014 Move Mountains Project: San Luis participants, Ayla. She wrote this during a poetry workshop. With her permission, we have reprinted it here. Thank you, Ayla, for sharing your poetry and your soul with us.


My Water Poem

By Ayla

I am water
And I come from different things on the earth
I look in the mirror and see my waves flowing by
In my dreams, I imagine more waters besides me

I am little drops
I cry when I fall out of the sky
But nourishing mother earth makes me laugh
My love for flowing free feels like nothing can stop me

I am liquid gold
It is unfair I’m not everywhere
I feel angry when I’m not helping others
If I could change one thing, it would be the chemicals killing me

I am life on earth.