She created you, birthed you from her own flesh and bone Every atom, every twist of DNA Was all by Her design. You were once the spring leaf Of an old tree long gone. You were the mud on the riverbank. You were the star that exploded And made our solar system. You are a part of your home A part of this Earth Just as a snail Is a part of her shell. Next time it is dark And you can't find your roots Remember this: The land knows you even when you are lost.