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Wide Awake. {A Post Earth Day Poem}

2 Heart it! Kate Fleming 24
April 23, 2018
Kate Fleming
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Wide Awake.
Then,

I was sleepwalking.

I lived in suburbia

With clothes, shoes,

and a coat,

With a roof,

dishes,

and a shower.

I sat on a chair or a couch.

I watched this or that.

I read what I pleased.

My dog watched me,

Lovingly.

I awake.

Humanely,

My dog waits by me.

I read plastic books.

I watch fake facts.

I sit on a chair covered in chemicals.

With a roof of unsustainable cedar,

dishes dipped in poison,

and a shower raining toxins,

With clothes, shoes, and a coat made

from fast fashion and foreign slave labor,

I live in eco-sucking suburbia.

 

I’m awake,

Now.

 
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ Dr. Seuess

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Leontien Reedijk Apr 23, 2018 4:20pm

Love it! I’m awake too now!

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