Puella Mea

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she was a marble
she was a plate
a bowl of stars covered her
a moon danced for her and her alone
she was a womb
she was a grocery store
her children loved her
her children wrote graffiti on the walls of her house
she was whimsical
she took her time
the wind blew across her
the unrelieved desert sun drove her to despair
she took her lumps
she was excessive at times
she wasn’t going anywhere
she doesn’t care what you think about it

 

 

Image: “Main Terra“, image credited to NASA, which informs us:

This image is based largely on observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) – a sensor aboard the Terra Satellite – on July 11, 2005. Small gaps in MODIS’ coverage between overpasses, as well as Antarctica (which is in polar darkness in July), have been filled in using GOES weather satellites and the latest version of the NASA Blue Marble.)

As a U.S. government work, this image is unprotected by copyright.

“… write a poem in honor of Earth Day,” she said.

Maybe.

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