Mother Earth I Care For You
Are you proud?
Are you mad?
Are you sad?
I try to care for you,
That causes you harm.
I try to buy vegan,
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 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.
Living requires, simple necessities.
Necessities that I am confused and guilty of using.
Ignorant to the harms they still cause.
I love you.
I respect you.
I still try to care for you.