An Ode to My Mama Gaia

My fault as a sapling had taken your ripeness for granted,

Gaily, I consumed limited Apple, Coconut, and Cherry trees.


Allow me to restore myself within your rich fertile dirt,    

For, the petals upon my stem had begun to shrivel and harden.


Ignorantly, I slashed and burned through the forests of your jungle,

Apologies aren’t enough for my gluttonous cocoa beans indulgences.


Please forgive me for being insubordinate to your natural laws,

Never again will I sneer at the nourishment of your photosynthesis.


With gratitude, the thickening roots of my plum tree,

Will flower and branch through, the golden minerals of your soil.


*A Poem to Maritza, my Mother, I miss you*