Today is Earth Day, they say? –
World in a day.
I don’t understand; never mind the world. Even the word doesn’t stay
contained. Earth: close your eyes.
Deep brown secrets, flaming stone. Blue of a planet framed
In void – clouds, monsoon, cycles and sex: miracle and molecule aligned,
Darkness on a moon, phosphorescence on the tides.
Shoals, eggs, turning, and time for the long-drawn question of life –
Chlorophyll, single-cell, vertebrate:
This honor is fractal, yet means one thing.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
Not destroy what my mind can’t comprehend.