Why do you hang your head
so low, my pet?
You may only be the size
of a snow drop or crocus,
and a puddle may appear
as a small lake to you,
but why is that a sad thing?
Think of all you can
see and hear
that no other can.
Observe the flowers as they first emerge,
seek the moment they reach for the sun!
See the bees buzzing back to their homes
and help them carry their bags of pollen.
Listen to the secrets of dormice
and ask to fly on the backs of butterflies.
Sleep in the shade of a snail’s shell,
be carried by a team of worker ants.
But most of all, my pet: live!