An Intro to Saving the World

An Intro to Saving the World

By: Basil. W


I ask them to be respectful

and treat me kindly


and keep me like a ripe, healthy, lemon

full of water and vitamins


I want them to pick up after themselves

to keep me shiny and clean


or fix me where and when I am hurt


I say they should take gently,

and only take what is needed

to keep me busy


but all they want to do is

throw me into a juicer aggressively

and get everything out


and quickly turn me into a

dry, shriveled, and dead planet