Untitled by Larry Mawby
here, now, i send a prayer,
an entreaty, to the
young maple tree outside my window.
forgive me, forgive us all,
for though we knew, we did not act,
and through our casual inaction
we have imperiled your future.
i pray as a child does,
in exchange for actions that should
and must be done regardless.
your future and the future of
all life now here on this earth
has been risked by our failure
to care for our planet.
i seek your forgiveness in a spirit
of brotherhood, and vow to mend
my ways. young maple tree, hear
my entreaty and accept it.
Cat Life by Mimi DiFrancesca