(Villanelle) For My Planet By Marjorie Moorhead 

(Villanelle) For My Planet

Treat your home with love; it will sustain you.
Unattended, webbing can tear.
A net’s weave is strong when its connections are true.

Our actions have changed things more than we knew.
We haven’t treated our surroundings with care.
Treat your home with love; it will sustain you.

Stories are told using many a hue;
facts about deeds not always laid bare.
A net’s weave is strong only when its connections are true.

The lies we were told by greedy oligarchs grew.
Their practice of depletion and pillage for profit, not fair.
Treat our home with love; it will sustain you.

Let us rip open the veil and see through.
We need all be invested in our habitat’s fare.
A net’s weave is strong when its connections are true.

Time has come for action that’s new.
Create stewardship in which we all have a share.
Treat Home with love; it will sustain you.
A net’s weave’s as strong as it’s connections are true.

By Marjorie Moorhead 

Biography:

Marjorie Moorhead writes from the NH/VT border. Her work has been featured in 2017’s A Change of Climate, benefitting the Environmental Justice Foundation. She has had poem of the day at Indolent Books’ What Rough Beast, and HIV Here & Now series, and Rising Phoenix Review (1/6/18). Marjorie’s poems will appear in forthcoming collections from Blueline Press, and Hobblebush Press.

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