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