I like to focus on the positive.
I like to forget that we are killing our own mother.
I roll my eyes as “influencers” post for earth day
bring your own bags!
buy in bulk!
reusable water bottles will save us!
avoid plastic like the plague!
it seems so arbitrary
like that’ll make a difference.
I feel a twinge of guilt
for wasting all those plastic cups
and not refusing all those shopping bags
but I like to focus on the positive
I thank my home for everything she’s given me
and then it hits me
a tidal wave
if our mother dies, so do we.
how can we care about anything else but
saving us all
nursing her back to health.
she dies a little more each day
what more will it take
for us to remember?