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For Love of Earth

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When secret places in the forest
are crisscrossed full of trails
When wild things live in cages
and the ocean is bare of whales

When the highest mountains are all paved
and the Condor is not saved
Will human involvements
continue to be waived?

Have you seen?
wild horses in the wild
prairies of untamed fruit trees
a roadless plain from horizon to horizon
a MamaBear sitting proud against a Redwood, twins between her knees

Do you know?
an undammed river
an undiscovered mountain meadow
an unpolluted sky
an untouched forest

Can you imagine?
the Earth just after her birth
a damned river freed
a truly wild place
the Earth in love with humans

Nina Haedrich

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