Letter to the Earth

I love you, Earth. 
I want you to be okay, 
Which is to say,
Bio-massive
And diverse.
I love you, my family - Humanity.
I want you to be okay, 
Which is to say, 
Safe,
Happy
And free of poverty.
I love you, offenders major,
Although I have at times imagined you hanging from a scaffold
Or with your face smashed in.
I want you to be okay too :
Safe,
Happy
And free of moral poverty.
I love you, offenders minor,
Although I have at times had contempt for your irresponsibility,
Wilful ignorance or lack of courage. 
I want you to be okay : 
Safe, 
Happy
And free of moral poverty.
In loving these, I live and am : 
My Earth, 
My family - Humanity, 
Which is to say,
Jonathan.

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