Gratitude to the Earth

She walks.

She walks through space which is lonely.

She walks, the only colors among black and white.

 

She walks around the sun,

turning gently,

constantly.

 

She walks and

light shines in turn

on all of her lands, waters,

creatures, people.

 

She walks even if people

are choking her air

with carbon smog,

paving over green growth

and drilling down,

breaking apart her surface.

 

She walks and brings life

even to those

who seek to

destroy her.

 

She walks.

She walks constantly.

She walks and light shines

in turn

on all lands, waters,

creatures, and people

of the Earth.