Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do If You’re the Earth

Swoop in circles
around the sun.
Spin.
Go on and on,
                and on,
                     and on.
Wear layers.
Carry water.
Don’t laugh when we run.
Don’t cry when we dig.
Give us a home.
Keep our history
under your skin.
Shiver and explode.
Remind us
you exist.
When you are sick
and feverish,
forgive us.
Hold us
close.

 

© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved

Today I’m sharing one from the archives. I hope you have a lovely day.

Liz

11 replies
  1. jama says:

    Wow. I LOVE this poem! “Keep our history under your skin.” You remind us how precious Earth is and our responsibility to care for her without an ounce of preaching.

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