Mother Earth I Care For You

Mother Earth
Are you proud? 

Are you mad?

Are you sad?

 

I try to care for you,

Consume less,

Less plastic,
Less gas,
Less toxicity
That causes you harm.

 

I try to buy vegan,

Plant based,

Plant sourced.

Locally grown.

Compostable.
Bio-degradable. Although that also causes you harm.

 

I carry guilt, when I see the amount of items,
In my recycle bin. Trash.


I carry guilt with the things I do use,

My clothes,

My shoes,

My hair products, 
So many products in so many bottles. 

 

I try to conserve energy.

But I am afraid of the dark, so I leave a night light on.

The products on my hair, my skin, my clothes, 
I’ve come to find out, hurts the reefs
In your beautiful ocean. Yemanja.

 

Am I a hypocrite?

I try to care for you.

Respectfully.

 

Living requires, simple necessities.

Necessities that I am confused and guilty of using.

Ignorant to the harms they still cause.

You.

 

I love you.

I respect you.

I still try to care for you.