To Belong and Bloom
exists an inquisitive mind
attempting to bring meaning
to my inner workings
what makes me one of a kind.
I once feared a place that persuaded me
to exude my light
nurturing its brightness in classrooms and books
among students of all backgrounds
where all ideas are pursued.
I’m glad I belonged here
out of all places
I’m glad to have blossomed here
out of all gardens.
I’m glad to say that I’m brighter than when I came.