Letter to the Earth and Other Poems : Two Words of Advice

Two words of advice :

Be nice.


Be nice :

Don’t lie, steal, or kill.


Be nice :

Don’t drive, or fly,

Or eat badly,

Or allow others to think for you.

It kills men, women, and children.


Be nice :

Don’t make bad loans,

Or coal, oil, and gas,

Or petroleum, plastic, tarmac, cars and planes, and all the other shit,

Or weapons of mass destruction.

It kills Life.


Be nice :

Don’t pretend it’s okay,

Or tell yourself that you can’t do anything,

Or it’s too late anyway.

It kills you.


Be nice.

Go on!

Be nice.

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