TRAVELING AT THE SPEED OF THE ENVIRONMENT / by Joseph Castorino

 

Francis, the Poverello of Assisi, really cared for Mother Earth,

The clear starry skies and sparkling waters filled with mirth,

Happy, healthy buds burst forth brightly in glorious new birth.

 

NowWeWatchWithDread,ForOurSplendidCleanSkiesHaveFled,

WeHangOnByATinyThread,SinceOurWaterIsLacedWithLead,

DyingMotherEarthHasBled,SoWhatCanWeDoBeforeSheIsDead?