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Bring it Back

Your intrinsic blood  
  intersects with Turtle Island's Heart—          
 Earth's microcosmic image      
  mirroring our flowered Universe      
       
Observe summer gnats glint      
  catching daylight's final hour—      
cottonwood buoyant on air;        
  lush vegetation, consequent      
  for nested lairs rustling young        
       
Return toward reticent retreats—        
  reserved evening presence;        
arterial memories processing        
  planetary history, remember      
                                  
This false empire we ruled:        
plastic, fake styrofoam warmth      
   single use bags—        
         haystacked needles obvious:      
   straw and six-pack yokes        
swallowing organic roots—        
       
You'll reverse circumstance      
         
Discern water, its overflow;        
forests divulging underbrush—        
  echolocating bats, chirping        
  crickets, dark Morse-coding        
beneath firefly symposiums        
  receiving natural communion        
       
Heed patterned mistakes;        
       
everything drifts south—      
  melting pot currents        
magnetizing discards of waste:      
  gravity's double-entendre—      
balancing youth alongside age      
       
The human conundrum;        
  some wanted so badly        
to make every difference—        
       
yet, feared such potential success      
  opposing mass majority        
more than their own      
                    self-imposed collapse        
       
Forgive us;  
  bring it all back         
~
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published | Edited 28th May 2019
Author's Note
words 142 / unique 142 * Image Odilon Redon
First Place Winner: Jade's TO WHOEVER INHERITS THE EARTH Competition
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10787/
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