thoughts on earth day

I like to focus on the positive.

I like to forget that we are killing our own mother.

I roll my eyes as “influencers” post for earth day

bring your own bags!

buy in bulk!

reusable water bottles will save us!

avoid plastic like the plague!

it seems so arbitrary

fake, meaningless

like that’ll make a difference.

I feel a twinge of guilt

for wasting all those plastic cups

and not refusing all those shopping bags

but I like to focus on the positive

I thank my home for everything she’s given me

and then it hits me

a tidal wave

if our mother dies, so do we.

how can we care about anything else but

saving us all

nursing her back to health.

she dies a little more each day

what more will it take

for us to remember?


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