And it would seem that even with things happening that we can explain/ nothing is really changing/ Vegas is sinking into the earth because it is not sustainable, Vegas actually should and could sink into the earth that is fine by me, and / I am sure much of this world might be all the better for it, it degrades so much and so many/ it degrades the earth in swallowing gasps that suck up water and resources and spit out homeless people and abused women/ it is not alone in this, it is not unique in this, I am sorry for my Vegas hate/ but see that’s just it, the entire world has decided to try to pull a Vegas on the planet, on women’s bodies, on our souls and well, /ice is melting, glaciers are melting, /and things are being buried and lost, /while other things are coming out/ waking up/ shaking up /that we simply do not understand, ancient bacteria, ancient life preserved, ancient viruses, ancient germs, / the earth is a sinkhole/ and we keep adding more to the pile/ the weight is unbearable, the sun bears down/ we melt, ice melts/ morality and spirituality melt / and the only thing I hope is that the melt is enough to wash /away the things that harm /and to disrupt business as usual and to shut down the dens of greed and abuse and vice and rot / and to jumpstart the waking up of more than ancient bones/ more than the slush left /by the icebergs that we all assumed would be there for all time, that whatever melts also melts away that in us /that has lived spoiled lives of justification/excuses, excess and harm/ melts away that which has caused us to close our eyes and hearts and minds/ to the truth of exploitation/ to the truth of what systems built on domination do/ that we let this all melt as the earth melts/ and that we make something of the mud that remains/ that we make something good and healing out of of /whatever is left of this planet of our spirits of humanity of life of us.
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Jenny Justice is a poet mom who longs to bring poetry to life in ways that spark empathy, connection, joy, and feeling. She loves writing love poems, climate change awareness poems, poems for kids, and of course, poems about poetry and poets. You can follow her on Medium and at Jenny Justice, Writer. You can support her on Patreon. You can follow her poetry at Justice Poetic.You can sign up for her poem a week newsletter here – thank you!