LETTER TO THE EARTH

 

I love you, Earth.

I want you to be okay,

Which is to say,

Biomassive-

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 your 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 your moral poverty.

 

I love you, Jonathan.

I want you to be okay too.

Safe,

Happy.

And free

Of poverty.

 

In loving these, I live, and am :

My Earth,

My family – Humanity,

Which is to say,

Jonathan.