This colorful star fills my heart
With joy & laughter.
While its blinding colors, Red, Blue, & Green,
Shines like the morning star.
I watch it for many hours
As it crawls on the sandy beach.
It moves towards its family.
Does it have 5 legs?
Seven legs? Ten legs?
Or only Six?
These so many.
I can’t tell which one starts
And which one ends.
Rocks, seaweed, and water.
The little creature swims for more.
Curling up its legs as it finds a home
This little creature wants love
And nothing more.
Its tentacles stretch as it walks on end
looking for some place to rest.
As it settles down for a night.
The little Seastar says,