Earth Day

You are the earth,
a little bit of it.

You are a microcosm of it,
all earth's life and beauty and hope,
right in you.
By yourself you are nothing,
but you are not by yourself,
you are all the rest of it, too.

There is one thing,
and we are all it.

Wonder deeply, thank freely,
serve humbly and do justice boldly.
Above all, simply belong,
and let our joy be in you.

   —April 22, 2019