As I drive past the once lush landscape
An eerie silence fills the air, and I am
again reminded that our grasp on control
is tenuous at best.
The earth lives, breathes, and she’s angry…
at our continual assaults on the plentitude
she affords us.
Like a loving parent, stern, but kind,
she sends urgent, painful warnings
that our behavior needs to change.
Like the willful, stubborn children we are,
we fail to listen…instead we push and
exceed her boundaries with record speed.
There are even those among us
who in the pursuit of money and power,
have had the audacity to alter her sacred seeds.
As if they could somehow do better than
Her patience is waning,
and time is running out.
Would that we become enlightened
before she loses her temper;
or maybe… that’s just what we deserve!?
Copyright Dani Heart 5/16/13