It is a sunny day with undertones of gloom
The blue sky is lying but the wind may be telling the truth.
I must make a pact with what good is left in the world
And never use a plastic straw again.
And plant a tree every day to catch the carbon dioxide and realize oxygen
For all the living things that I like so well and feel attachment to
And never judge another human being for their failings and misdeeds
Since I have so many myself .
And I must love the Christians, the Moslems and the Jews
Even though I do not like their long kept views
I must honor all the creatures, insects and fungi of our planet.
…am I still allowed to kill mice?
Can I save the earth?
Give up meat, buy an electric car, plant trees, never fly, compost.
Remorseful, I cling to my morning coffee. Strong, dark ….onecup.