Hope for the Earth’s Caring

I heard no fear
in the robin’s tune
saw no worry
in the healthy appetites
of my four felines
For a moment
I envied their ignorance
but how do I know
they don’t know
Perhaps they are
as attuned as we
to this energy
of apprehension
and they rejoice anyway
 
I want to believe
the Earth cares more
not less
for us in this time
that the extravagant pageant
of daffodils and daphne
of tulip trees and iris
is arriving as a comfort
and a reminder for us
to take heart
in the beautiful familiar
 
Jill Kelly
March 18, 2020
 
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