Trees instead of poles
Mountains instead of buildings
Rivers instead of roads
Boulders instead of cars
Flowers instead of litter
Grass instead of stores
Forests instead of parking lots
Sunsets instead of smog
Oceans instead of cities
Lakes instead of concrete
Dolphins instead of ships
Meadows instead of machines
Mechanical things devour the earth like a fox hunts a rabbit,
making their own islands
while crumpling the world to pieces.
The moon stares down upon us with love.
The trees give us their shade with kindness while all we see is an ax.
The earth is not a huge clump of metal. We must see it in a different way,
like the beauty it is.
That’s the world we should be. That’s the world we should see.