A gentle, kind Heart

Through the mud, deep in the waters, this lotus blossoms

Deeply connected to its root

It blossoms it's beauty for all to appreciate

Petals available for the taking

Indulge, don't take it for granted

Be kind, don't abuse it with your desires

This blossoming heart of a flower is open

Habits of mud arise

Gently, kindly, "hello mud."

The mud slithers back in to the water

True love exposed

It stings, it is felt

It is open and it is messy

Full of texture and full of color

This lotus, this Heart is like porcelain

Treat it kindly and gently

Fully accepting