Thursday, June 29, 2023

Love Really Is the Answer

This poem was written in response to this quote by Robin Wall Kimmerer in BRAIDING SWEETGRASS.

“If grief can be a doorway to love, then let us weep for the world we are breaking apart so we can love it back to wholeness again.”

Love Really Is the Answer

The world is broken.
We have done it.
No dissembling –
we must own it:

global warming
mass extinctions
plastic pollution

Damage done;
blame accepted.
Now next steps:
how to fix it?

Many challenges: 
multiple solutions.
Some are obvious,
others unproven.

Proceed with a love
that fuels all decisions
to save species, biomes, 
habitats, and oceans.

Love your yard,
your street, your city.
Love with science
and responsibility.

Love takes commitment,
collaboration, and work.
Exactly what’s needed
to repair our Earth.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2023

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