It's sad but true,
that when we have something in abundance
we can become nonchalant about it.
For a number of reasons
I rarely have more
than one or two lily pad flowers each summer.
I'm starting to think this is a good thing.
Because they are scarce,
I drool over each stage of their development.
From just barely visible under water
to the emerging bulb,
until finally, they are the gorgeous,
pink, multi-petalled, floating beauty you see here.
I'm happy they are so rare
because this makes me regard them