Earth’s Lament

The currency

needed to protect

 forests of trees

is not mine

to give –

Love is all

I have.

Ancient beings

 400 million years
old adapted

  learned
as earth evolved
 how to live

 in harmony

as One Being

Whole – each tree

supporting another


 Surviving extinctions

Forests rose again

Embodying truth

ready to instruct

those that came after –


If there is such 

a thing as Wisdom

Trees personify it


But we refuse to listen –

indifference, hatred or

blindness –

it doesn’t matter 
because people

 don’t even see you
except as a prop

 for human drama

I stand under your

massive branches
Keening –

 This Grief

I cannot contain
My body curls inward.

There is no escape

 

I witness and weep
remembering
A Living Being
whose community once
stretched across the earth
Now fractured
fragments remain.


Earth Laments.

POSTSCRIPT: I’VE GIVEN UP FB CHANGES THE WAY I WRITE POEMS – IT CHOOSES ITS OWN FORM – NOTHING I CAN DO.

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