Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Earth is Calling

The Earth is Calling and She Wants You Back

How the Earth created you in the first place:
Maybe there was some wine -
Grapes harvested, pressed, fermented with billions of bacteria.  Drunk!
Protein and hormones and enzymes, nourished by blood.
Truly born of this Earth.
It can’t be otherwise.

Now I squat over the ground
Watching blood drip, drip, drip
onto fallen leaves
The Earth drinks it up eagerly
How much longer?

When I rest my cheek on the cool, damp loam
Or shoot my arms through the ocean waves,
I remember how the next time might be as ashes.
The water lapping me back up -
Taking back what is rightfully her’s.

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