A Half Century of Earth Day: Poetry and Prose Reflection

Fifty years of trying to better care for our home,

The sole planet in the galaxy ours to freely roam,

Yet it seems to become dirtier and devalued by the day.

Let’s assume that our current pandemic is a clear way

To scale back, to honor, to esteem what gives being!

Now, the time is here, more than ever, to start seeing

Both devastating results and quickening pace