Un-Rooted, Reconsidering Normal

Un-rooted Considering Normal, by Claudia Cotrutza French

Un-rooted

Reconsidering Normal
Roots stretching
Deeper and deeper
Branches blooming, leaves growing,
Tree becoming sophisticated
complex
fussy
elegant
Working hard
Learning new values
Making discriminating choices
Changing habits
Understanding language of people
Integrating culturally
Acquiring new customs
Loving new friends
new priorities
Feeling guilty, not
missing old country
Detaching totally
Being unconstrained
Understanding life with new insights
only shadows of what was behind
Graduating children
Planning weddings
Remembering old life, dimming
Making our dreams come true
Telling stories as a mother
rooted in this land…
….”Once upon a time”….