Grain of sand

If I could put all my life's experiences
in an hourglass
turn it over, watch each grain of sand
drop down
with always the hope
that people really can change

I would take that one grain of sand which is you
hurl it into a field of dunes
watch it erode into a thousand pieces

feed each one to an oyster
and make a thousand pearls

bury each one in the sand of the dunes
water them
grow a thousand pearl trees

then I would bask in the oasis
and let the pearls rain down on me