Poem for the 'Only ONE Earth' - Environment Day 2022
I breathe in, breathe out, breathe…in and out, in and out:
Continual, finite, I keep breathing, involuntary, unaware, callous;
While perfect conditions, customized to my needs, take care of all;
Trapped in a body beyond me, held down by gravity, and a racing mind that never sleeps –
Only one earth that keeps me rooted, builds my home -
Makes space for me to dream as I look skyward, an ever-changing mesh of colors and moods echoing mine;
So I leave behind this fight, and breathe in, breathe out, in and out, in and out;
Destiny's children, aren’t we earthlings?
Caught in time and space on ONLY ONE EARTH
This earth, a part of me as much as I am of her –
She is me, as I am her –
So, as I hurt her, I hurt only me –
Now tell me, who feels the pain?